The current state of #altmetrics research: Transparency is the key to the success of #Altmetrics [email protected] Keynote 4th Altmetrics Conference

This talk will outline the current state of altmetrics research and how altmetrics are being commonly calculated and used by different stakeholders. It will also explore the social network properties of ideas and how these properties might be used to customize altmetrics for different audiences and uses. The keynote will conclude by calling for the development of training strategies to provide learning opportunities for researchers and administrators from various fields to acquire necessary digital literacy skills so that they better understand how altmetrics are measured and how they can be interpreted for decision making.