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Next-generation metrics: Responsible metrics and evaluation for open science

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Next-generation metrics: Responsible metrics and evaluation for open science. Report of the European Commission Expert Group on Altmetrics. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. 2017

The Expert Group on Altmetrics outlines in this report how to advance a next-generation metrics in the context of Open Science and delivers an advice corresponding to the following policy lines of the Open Science Agenda: Fostering Open Science, Removing barriers to Open Science, Developing research infrastructures and Embed Open Science in society.

Contents

1 INTRODUCTION: THE OPPORTUNITY OF OPEN SCIENCE 
1.1 The emergence of open science
1.2 Incentives and barriers to open science
1.3 The role of metrics in support of open science
1.4 Task and approach of the expert group on altmetrics 

2 AVAILABLE METRICS: THE STATE OF THE ART
2.1 Bibliometrics and usage based metrics
2.2 Altmetrics
2.3 Research studies on altmetrics
2.4 Potentials strengths of altmetrics
2.5 Reservations and limitations of altmetrics
2.6 The assumptions of altmetrics
2.7 The way forward for altmetrics
2.8 The demand for next generation metrics

3 NEXT GENERATION METRICS FOR OPEN SCIENCE 
3.1 Headline findings
3.2 Targeted Recommendations
3.2.1 Fostering open science
3.2.2 Removing barriers to open science
3.2.3 Developing research infrastructures for open science 
3.2.4 Embed open science in society 

4 REFERENCES
5 APPENDIX: LIST OF RESPONDENTS TO CALL FOR EVIDENCE

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