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Uncovering the impact story of open research [videorecording] Piwowar, Heather 2012-10-31

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Uncovering the Impact Story of Open Research some photos NC, SAResearch evaluation matterswho gets hired who gets grants which journals succeed which journal innovations succeed whether we publish in journals at all whether we actually write articles the whole structure of scientific communicationright now, impact factorproblems! run-away hits decision of 4 anonymous people only one type of impact favours the establishedlet me tell you something that is going to start changing the gameA few weeks ago, on Oct 4, NSF announced it is going to change its Biosketch Template to call for “Products” instead of “Publications”Big deal.  So it is a new title.Whole lot more than that.1. A major science funder believes status quo isn't the only way to disseminate research, and traditional peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals are not all that matters.  Other research products can be considered first-class research products.2.  It signals this to all the researchers who apply to the NSF.  This is a big deal, because it moves the discussion away from just OA advocates and open data tweeps to all scientists.  All scientists now get to think, "hrmm, did I release a dataset that is as good as my papers?"3. It necessitates a move away from journal impact factors.  The quality and impact of data and software can't be evaluated with the journal impact factor.  Item level metrics and altmetrics are going to be totally necessary for grant reviewers to know whether these alternative products have made a difference.4. Once we are in the grant review door with item-level metrics, watch out!  Alternative metrics are empowering for innovations in publishing.  All the new journal experiments that are springing up... eLife, Peerj, F1000 Research, PLoS Currents.... are invited to compete, invited to help authors make the case that the articles published in those containers were impactful.  Very empowering for innovative journals, most of which are OA.  And empowering for dismantling the "article" yet further into its component parts.5. It demonstrates a willingness on the part of funders to refine what they consider evaluation-worthy criteria. Transformation is going to happen as major funders encourage their applicants to brag about their openness, and the impact that their openness has enabled.what can the world look like Beyond the Impact FactorBeyond the ArticleQuality ImpactA Single Number Multiple DimensionsCC-BY-NC by maniacyak on flickr Multiple FlavoursOpenContextAgile experimentationTell the full story of research ImpactStory PLOS article-level metrics Plum Analytics Reader Meter Science Card as total-impact Hackathon! incorporating as nonprofit Board: Cameron Neylon, John Wilbankshttp://orcid.orgwhat can the world look like Beyond the Impact FactorBeyond the Articledatasets! software! slides! preprints! blogs!contexttype of engagement type of audiencecomparisons, reference setsnot just one numbernot just one flavouropen!rOpenSci Plum Ubiquity Press PeerEv dissertations IR experiments ...barrier-based $$$ are happening in scholarly communication. great things. Reward impactful work. Tell the full story of our research impact.thank you! Jason Priem: cofounder of ImpactStory Also:  Todd Vision, Mike Whitlock, the open science community, and those who release their articles, datasets and photos openly. @ImpactStory


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