Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss?

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Author: Nick Scott

Inspired by the push towards altmetrics, Nick Scott sees great potential to better communicate indicators of academic success. But this does constitute impact? Here, he puts forward questions on media mentions, website page hits and the ‘dark stuff’.

Series Title: London School of Economics and Social Sciences blog:  Impace of Social Sciences 2012