From the 28th to the 30th of November, the city of Niterói will host the first edition of LATmetrics – Altmetria and Open Science in Latin America. The international Colloquium will take place in the “Biomass Core” of the Fluminense Federal University an intends to promote debates about the use of alternative metrics for the development of Sciences and open scientific practices in latin american territory.

The I LATMetrics is founded in a moment of effervescence to scientific communication and the geography of science. social media and other digital environments are increasingly being used by researchers and institutions to share their personal work with society, changing the way we measure the social impact of academic production. New opportunities and a series of challenges are imposed to peripheral countries, since the coverture and quality of the data about alternative metrics are not usually compatible with the dynamics of scientific communication developed on the region.

Towards this inspiring scenario, researchers from several academic knowledge gather for the first time to share the progresses of altmetrics researches and open science in latin american context. Addressed to researchers, science reviewers, public politics agents, librarians, research institutions, students and other actors interested on the subject, the I LATMetrics will discuss topics related to scientific circulation in digital social spaces, to data coverage and the impact of science in society.

Beyond its debates, the event will be pioneer in the matter of consolidation of a latin american committee specialized in altimetria. From this idea, it is intended to build a series of procedures and strategies to favor the application of this measurement chain in the review of researches on the region, bringing effective and updated results about the benefits of scientific research to their nations.