Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, use the Social Web to generate new measures of scholarly impact. Examples of altmetrics include the number of:
Advantages of altmetrics:
Altmetrics are a burgeoning area of study and they are not meant to replace traditional measures of impact, but they do provide another way to assess research impact.
Scopus is a citation database that indexes journals, trade publications and conference proceedings in the health and natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities with citation data available from 1996 to present.
Altmetric for Scopus is a 3rd party web application that runs in the sidebar of article abstract pages in Scopus.
Altmetric for Scopus provides:
Altmetric for Scopus can be found in the abstract view of an article, below the Related Documents box in the right-hand column. Altmetric for Scopus will only appear when data is available.
Click on the see details or open report in new tab links to view:
Altmetric for Scopus
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Impactstory is a fee-for-service web-based tool developed in part by a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina. Impactstory provides metrics from a variety of sources and normalizes those metrics based on comparison sets. Impactstory provides metrics for journal articles, data sets, slides and other research products.
Here are some of the metrics that Impactstory collects:
Explanation of the badges
Altmetric offers a free bookmarklet that allows you to view article-level metrics for the articles that you read online.
To get started, drag and drop the Altmetric bookmarklet to the bookmarks bar in your web browser. Works for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Due to some limitations, the bookmarklet may not work for every article.