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Measure Your Research Impact-h-index, impact factor and more: Altmetrics

What is Altmetrics?

Altmetric (Article Level Metrics) is:

  • a non-traditional metric for scholarly publications online
  • includes sources such as blogs, news media, social media, downloads or page views of an article on a publisher's website and reference manager downloads (e.g. Mendeley)
  • can be useful for professional advancement including CVs, tenure, and grant applications
  • indicates ATTENTION not quality!

For more information see the Altmetrics: a manifesto.


Altmetric It!

Where Can you Find an Altmetric?

There are several places where you can find Altmetrics including:


Find your Altmetric for a Publication in Symplectic Elements

Find Altmetrics for your publications in Symplectic.

  • Login to Symplectic.
  • In the Home tab, go to the My Publications box and click on Journal Articles
  • Make sure the Detailed view is set as your view (it will say the opposite...Compact view in the upper right corner).
  • If your publication has an Altmetric the information is located in the bottom right hand corner of the publication. Please keep in mind Altmetric started in 2009 so it is less likely to have an Altmetric.

A Beginner's Guide to Altmetrics

The Evolution of Impact Indicators: from bibliometrics to Altmetrics

Download this free ebook co-written by Scholastic and Altmetrics: The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics


Altmetric for Books

"Watch our video 'The Donut's Quest: A thrilling tale of altmetrics for books' to find out how you can track and showcase the online engagement surrounding your books and chapters."

Altmetric Top 100 2017

Read about the top 100 "Big topics" released by today!

Altmetrics Twitter

Altmetric Blog

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Altmetric Case Studies

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