MLE on Open Science: Thematic Report No 2 - How to use altmetrics in the context of Open Science
Altmetrics have the opportunity to promote Open Science by broadening our understanding of impact, thus reflecting the need to update standards and motivate researchers to focus on quality, not quantity of research.
This report starts by giving a brief overview of Open Science and the academic reward system in general, followed by a discussion about how altmetrics could contribute to the academic reward system, and how altmetrics could promote wider adoption of Open Science in the Member States. Altmetrics are, however, not ready to be used alone for research assessment. More information is needed about the meaning of altmetrics and limitations of data sources before practical and reliable applications of altmetrics can be developed.