Altmetrics provide an alternative for measuring impact at the article or item level. The Altmetric score, displayed in a colorful donut badge, tracks the sharing and dissemination of scholarship in real time over various channels.
Konkiel, S. (2013). Altmetrics: A 21st-century solution to determining research quality. Online Searcher, 37(4). Retrieved from http://www.infotoday.com/OnlineSearcher/Articles/Features/Altmetrics-A-stCentury-Solution-to-Determining-Research-Quality-90551.shtml
In order to get the most complete picture of your scholarly impact, several forms of metrics--both traditional and alternative--should be considered.
The colorful Altmetric donut helps you visualize where your article is getting shared, on what channels.
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