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Published in Serials Review 2022, vol. 48, nos. 1–2, 2–3



Copyright © 2022 Margaret Mering. Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Used by permission.


The idea for this issue of Serials Review was developed by the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section (SOCRS) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, and other types of metrics are areas of special interest and expertise of the section members. For IFLA’s 83rd World Library and Information Conference held in Wrocław, Poland in August 2017, the theme of the SOCRS’s open session was “Altmetrics: It’s Time to Take Action.” Members of SOCRS were reviewers for many of the issue’s articles. The articles are grouped around the following four themes: strategies and tools for metric studies, journal metric case studies, discipline metric analyses, and altmetrics and open access.