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You do want to see how it's made — seeing what goes into altmetrics

There’s a saying about oil, something along the lines of “you really don’t want to see how it’s made”. And whilst I’m reluctant to draw too many parallels between the petrochemical industry and scholarly publishing, there are some interesting comparisons to be drawn.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.crossref.org/blog/you-do-want-to-see-how-its-made-seeing-what-goes-into-altmetrics/