A new metric based on Web 2.0 measuring the impact of an article using different indicators such as downloads, citations in Wikipedia, tweets, retweets, people saving the article in a citation manager.
Altmetrics. (2016, May 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:46, May 25, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Altmetrics&oldid=720266020
The terms "altmetrics" (alternative metrics) and "article level metrics" have been used to describe approaches to measure the impact of scholarship by using new social media tools such as bookmarks, links, blog postings, inclusion in citation management tools and tweets to gauge the importance of scholarly output.
Proponents of altmetrics believe that using altmetrics will help measure the impact of an article in a more comperhensive and objective way thaa was done perviously with journal metrics databases like Journal Citation Reports. However, there are limits to this approach and caution should be used to not rely on any one particular measure in evaluting the importance of scholarship.
Guides.library.harvard.edu. (2016). Altmetrics / Other Metrics - Citation Analysis - Research Guides at Harvard Library. [online] Available at: http://guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=311134&p=2073443 [Accessed 25 May 2016].
- Almetric ORCID profile
The score donut visualisation tells you at a glance how much attention has been paid to an article, as well as which sources the mentions have come from.
Aggregator of impact data for sources such as Mendeley, Wikipedia, Delicious, Facebook, Google+, Twitter
This uses Mendeley data to analyze the impact of publications by a particular author.
This enables researchers to monitor the comments and criticisms made on their academic works. It also enables anyone to review works in an open and transparent setting.