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    Geographies of access: mapping the online attention to digital humanities articles in academic journals

    Priego, E. and Havemann, Leo and Atenas, J. (2014) Geographies of access: mapping the online attention to digital humanities articles in academic journals. In: Digital Humanities Congress 2014, 7-12 Jul 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

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    We suggest altmetrics services like the Altmetric Explorer can be an efficient method to obtain bibliographic datasets and track scholarly outputs being mentioned online in the sources curated by these services. Our dataset reflects that outputs with “digital humanities” in their metadata were not published in fully-fledged Open Access journals. The role of SSRN and arXiv as open repositories was found to be relatively significant, but the licensing of the outputs available through them was not always immediately clearly displayed. Our working definition of "Open Access" requires outputs to be open for human and machine access through CC-BY or at least CC-BY-SA. The absence of clear licensing information at output level is perceived to be problematic, as is the lack of any outputs clearly and visibly licensed with CC-BY. The fact the 3 most-mentioned outputs in the dataset were available without a paywall might signal towards the potential of Open Access for greater public impact. ‘Free access’ outputs in paywalled journals did not reflect higher mentions nor citations than their paywalled or non-paywalled counterparts. Though the dataset reflects a predictable dominance of authors based in the USA, the dataset points towards a growing presence of international digital humanities researchers.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    School: IT Services
    Depositing User: Leo Havemann
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 14:16
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 14:16


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