The Metrics Toolkit is designed to help researchers navigate the variety of metrics available.
Sections (descriptions from Metrics Toolkit website):
The toolkit provides an overview of 28 research impact metrics. All the descriptions include information on the limitations of each metric and examples of appropriate and inappropriate uses of them.
Altmetric.com is a service that tracks tweets, blog posts, news stories and other content mentioning scholarly articles. It assigns attention scores based on that activity.
Many scholarly publishers integrate Altmetric.com data into their journals' websites. The information is displayed as a multicolored badge or "donut."
While most Altmetric.com products are intended for publishers or institutions and require a subscription, the Bookmarklet is free for individuals. Install it in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to view the Altmetric information on any article on a compatible website.
Note: Altmetric.com is not affiliated with Altmetrics.org. No single site, including either of those, is the "official" or "proprietary" source for Altmetrics.
The university's institutional repository, SHAREOK, includes Altmetric data. By posting your published works to the repository, you will gain the ability to view continuously updated details on their Altmetrics. You can also sign up to receive emails when Altmetric detects activity mentioning your work.
Web of Science tracks use of items across all databases.
Two usage counts are reported: usage since 2013 and usage in the last 180 days.
Use counts include:
Use counts do not include:
Many publishers provide Altmetrics for the articles published on their websites, either by collecting the data themselves or by partnering with one of the Altmetric aggregators. A partial list follows; if you are aware of other publishers that should be included, please email Molly Strothmann.