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Scholarly Impact: Altmetrics

What are Altmetrics?

Altmetrics track the impact of an article on social media and other channels.

For further reading: J. Priem, D. Taraborelli, P. Groth, C. Neylon (2010), Altmetrics: A manifesto, (v.1.0), 26 October 2010. 

Image: Altmetric, LLP

Determing Your Online Impact

Altmetric (includes Bookmarklet for Firefox/Chrome) "Each week Altmetric captures hundreds of thousands of tweets, blog posts, news stories and other content that mention scholarly articles."

Altmetrics Using programs like citation management tools Zotero and Mendeley, social networks like Twitter, and blogging to provide scholarship metrics.

ImpactStory (formerly Total Impact)  The open-source tool provides a comprehensive look at a scholar’s research impact, ranging from journal article metrics to blog posts, datasets, and software. ImpactStory sample.

Plum Analytics From the company website: "These metrics are organized into the five categories of metrics – usage, mentions, captures, social media and citations"