This article was first published in the Europe of Knowledge Blog and is based on a master thesis about Altmetrics at Danube University Krems and the University of Tampere. Are communties of attention a fruitful direction in open science? They are certainly discussed and seem to be on the rise in policy papers.
Altmetrics (alternative metrics)
Altmetrics are gaining momentum in higher education (Holmberg, 2016). This post is based on my master’s thesis (Fraumann, 2017) that explores the usage of altmetrics with a focus on research funding. Altmetrics track down and count the mentions of scholarly outputs in social media, news sites, policy papers, and social bookmarking sites. Then altmetrics data providers aggregate the number of mentions. This allows an observation of how many times research has been viewed, discussed, followed, shared, and downloaded.
9(2) CeDEM Issue (Edited by Qinfeng Zhu and Noella Edelmann)
The second issue of JeDEM in 2017, co-edited with Qinfeng Zhu from City University of Hong Kong, is out now!
This yearly issue is known as the “CeDEM issue”. It traditionally presents some of the best papers from the Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government (CeDEM) held earlier on in the year, and also includes the best papers from the sister conference CeDEM Asia 2016 held in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
This time, JeDEM focuses on “Open Government and the Open Government Partnership (OGP)”. It contributes to the ongoing dialogue regarding the impact of the OGP on the way that openness is unfolding worldwide. This issue comprises one invited article, three research articles, and one reflection.
Open Access: You can access JeDEM free of charge, and also comment on the articles. We hope you enjoy this special issue of JeDEM and wish you a nice reading time, maybe during the holidays or afterwards.
The Centre for E-Governance participated in a workshop in Macau, which was hosted by the UNU (Institute for Computing and Society). The goal of the workshop was to exchange knowledge and ideas on Open Government Data (OGD), but also on aspects of the e-society and ICT for democratic or social development. The Centre for E-Governance presented current projetcs in the area of OGD and Smart Cities. City University Hong Kong gave insights into study results in the area of civic online engagement. UNU presented a study on the usage of OGD by several cases in different international contexts.
Welcome to a summer issue that presents the most recent “ongoing submissions” to the Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government. The authors have not submitted to a particular call for papers, but have responded to the journal’s open invitation to submit a paper to JeDEM’s main topics. The papers in this issue analyse current strengths and weaknesses in Open Data, Public Sector Information (PSI) and E-Government, present results, suggest methodologies as well as ideas for yet more research and work in these areas.