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Scholarly Publishing: Altmetrics


Altmetrics is a contraction of "Alternative Metrics," or ways beyond traditional citation metrics to measure the impact of your work. Altmetrics tools track mentions, tweets, downloads, comments, and use of scholarly work in non-academic discussion venues to complement traditional metrics in demonstrating your scholarly impact. 

Tools for Tracking Altmetrics

Examples of Altmetrics that Might Show Impact

Learn More

This video from the University of Minnesota explains altmetrics and how can you use them to measure the impact of your research.

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