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Research impact and visibility: Altmetrics

Your visibility in social media

Does your research provoke debate?

You can follow the conversation and the attention your research has got in social media with the Altmetric Explorer -tool. See e.g. tweets, blog posts, downloads and shares of your research.

What is Altmetrics

Altmetrics (article level / alternative metrics) tracks research visibility in social media and other online platforms.

  • How much an article is viewed, liked, shared, downloaded, recommended or discussed online.
  • Altmetrics try to answer who is saying what about research.
  • An early immediate indicator of research's later impact, where bibliometrics is slow to accrue.
  • Provide information about different types of research impact like social, economic and cultural impact when bibliometrics (citations) may reflect only scientific impact.
  • You can download Bookmarklet Altmetric it! to see altmetric for specific article.

Altmetric Explorer

Altmetric Explorer database

  • is an altmetrics service which tracks the online attention and activity to research and researchers
  • collects relevant mentions from social media sites, newspapers, policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia etc.
  • tracks scholarly identifiers like DOI, PubMed ID, ISBN, Handle, arXiv ID, ADS ID, SSRN ID, RePEC ID, URN, record, URL (custom service)
  • follows different sources, identifies such research outputs (journal articles, datasets etc.), which have identifiers attached to the output (DOI, PubMedID etc.) and collects mentions in the sources.
  • You can use Altmetric Explorer on the campus like other databases. For remote access log in with your tuni account via the Databases A-Z list.
  • If you want to save searches, you can create a user account.
  • Use your university email address when creating the account.

Altmetric Blog

Altmetric Support -portal: find answers, fill a contact form etc.


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