"Altmetrics leverage the increasing centrality of the Web in scholarly communication, mining evidence of impact across a range of online tools and environments:"
|General Users||Scholarly Users|
||Mainstream media, patient communities||Faculty of 1000 review, GitHub stars|
|Cite or apply||Wikipedia citation||Scholarly citation|
|Discuss||Twitter, Facebook, blog mentions||Scholarly blogs, article comments, tweets from scholars|
|Save||Social bookmarking (Delicious)||Scholarly reference managers (Mendeley, CiteULike)|
|View||HTML views||PDF downloads, dataset downloads|
Konkiel, S., Piwowar, H., & Priem, J. (2014). The Imperative for Open Altmetrics. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 17(3). doi: 10.3998/3336451.0017.301
Altmetrics can be used to help you understand the many ways that your work has had an impact with other scholars, the public, policy makers, practitioners, and more. Some example metrics that different research outputs might receive include:
Books & book chapters
Konkiel, Stacy (2015): The Ultimate Guide to Altmetrics (for librarians). figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1342799. Retrieved Apr 13, 2015.
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