Monday, January 2, 2012

Blog posts, videos and "other publications"

Every year I have to fill out several "what have you accomplished last year?" forms.  I've just send in one of them.  There is a section on "other publications", which, I guess, is intended for non-refereed articles and books.  But there are now many other ways to disseminate information so I added:

Blogs  ca 65,000 page views in 2011 ca 7,000 page views in 2011 (group blog with contributions from others)

Videos ca 11,000 views in 2011


Software: ca 23,000 page views 2011 ca 1,000 page views 2011

I chose to list views rather than the number of blog posts, videos, or presentations I created in 2011.  I think these numbers are more telling, but I would be happy to hear other suggestions.

It would be interesting to know how many times my papers have been viewed in 2011, but this information is not available for most journals i have published in, and it would be a pain in the neck to collect this data even if it was. (What I do know is that they have been cited 1204 times in 2011 according to Web of Science.)


Unknown said...

This sounds like a good idea.

Looking at journal views, it would be nice to get a summary from each publisher at the end of the year. Personally I take a look at the view-"rankings" at ACS for the ones of my papers I know have been popular. But usually these are restricted to top 20, so you got to have a really popular paper to be on the list.

Jan Jensen said...

"Looking at journal views, it would be nice to get a summary from each publisher at the end of the year."

It would be even better if the information was available through an open API so that it could be automatically aggregated. Collating data from dozens of papers would quickly get tedious.

Jan Jensen said...

PS: I added your blog on the right-hand side.

Marcus D. Hanwell said...

Thanks for sharing the statistics, I agree it would be great to establish some simple, open APIs to get basic data about journal article access too.