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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
"Each week Altmetric captures hundreds of thousands of tweets, blog posts, news stories and other content that mention scholarly articles."
altmetrics: a manifesto
Using programs like citation management tools Zotero and Mendeley, social networks like Twitter, and blogging to provide scholarship metrics.
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.
From the company website: "These metrics are organized into the five categories of metrics – usage, mentions, captures, social media and citations."