Semantometrics: exploring full text research metrics

Petr Knoth and Dasha Herrmanova from the Open University have experimented with a new approach to research assessment metrics (semantometrics) which isn’t based on citation data alone but argues that the full text is needed to assess the value of a research article. This research supports the findings of the HEFCE Metrics Tide Report that proposed directions of travel for more responsible metrics.

To find out more about the experiment and the results see the full blog post

Towards full-text based research metrics: Exploring semantometrics

See also Cameron Neylon’s comment on the experiment

Taking Responsibility: How an answer to research assessment might just be “42”

Results of the ‘open citation experiment’

Open citation experiment