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Measuring Research Impact Using Web of Science, Altmetrics, and Other Sources

Altmetrics Defined

Altmetrics are alternative metrics for calculating the impact of scholarly work. They are designed to take into account other modes of communication about scholarship--not just traditional citations but also tweets, blog posts, online reviews, shares, and so on. Altmetrics can help you demonstrate the impact of your work online, where conversations may be taking place long before citations appear in traditional publications.

  This image lists various means of measuring scholarly impact: usage, peer review, citations, and altmetrics.

Altmetrics Tools

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