June 21, 2017

Tenure: Dr. Ahmed Moustafa, American University in Cairo

ahmed.jpgAhmed’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at American University in Cairo, Egypt.

He used altmetrics data in his tenure dossier in two interesting ways. First, he included a screenshot of his most important scholarly products, as they appear on his Impactstory profile, to summarize the overall influence of his work:

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Note the badges that summarize in a glance the use of his work among both the public and other scholars. Ahmed also includes a link to his full profile, so his reviewers can drill down into the attention details of all his works, and also review them for themselves.

Ahmed also showcased the scholarly reuse of a particular software package he created, JAligner, by including a link to a Google Scholar search that showcases all the scholarship that cites his software:

As of August 2013, JAligner has been cited in more than 150 publications, including journal articles, books, and patents, (http://tinyurl.com/jalignercitations) covering a wide range of topics in biomedical and computational research areas and downloaded almost 20,000 times (Figure 6). It is somehow noteworthy that JAligner has claimed its own Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAligner)!

Ahmed received tenure with AUC in 2013.