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Measuring Research Impact 4: Altmetrics


Altmetrics, also known as alternative metrics, go beyond traditional metrics to assess the influence and significance of scholarly works. They offer a means to gauge the reach and impact of research beyond academic circles. Altmetrics provide valuable insights into how scholarly works are received, discussed, and utilized in the public sphere, reflecting their broader impact in real-world contexts. By incorporating indicators such as social media mentions, downloads, citations in policy documents, and media coverage, altmetrics offer a more comprehensive and contemporary perspective on the visibility and societal relevance of research outputs. These metrics supplement traditional citation-based measures and offer a broader understanding of scholarly impact in today's digital age.

Metrics that measure the online attention and engagement surrounding scholarly works.

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Similar to Altmetric but with different coverage and data sources.

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A database that tracks the policy impact of individuals and scholarly publications.

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