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Scholarship, Research Impact, and Promotion or Tenure: Altmetrics

Altmetrics Definition

Atmetrics are defined as "alternative measures seek to judge the impact of a research output by examining the number of times that it is viewed, downloaded, saved, discussed by the scientific community, and recommended to others" (Khodiyar et al. 2014, S27).

Altmetric Tools

   JOurnal impat includes usuage, peer-review, citations and alt-metrics

Altmetric for Researchers - Has 2 free tools, Altmetric Bookmarklet and the Altmetric API.


Google Scholar Citations - Create an account if you have not already done so to see if your articles have been cited or who has cited your articles, and to create citation metrics.


Impact Story - Has a free 30 day trial. After that you pay $60.00 a year.


Institutional Repositories


Kudos - works with ORCID






PLoS Article Level Metrics




Publish or Perish - uses data from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search



Which Atlmetric is best for you?

Atlmetrics Conference

3rd Altmetrics Conference, September 28-29, 2016, Bucharest, Romania


altmetrics16 workshop, September 27, 2016, Bucharest, Romania

Suggested Readings

Altmetrics: An Introduction. (2014). Retrieved March 31, 2016, from


Issues, Controversies, and Opportunities for Altmetrics. (2015). Library Technology Reports, 51(5), 20-30. 


Major Altmetrics Tools. (2015). Library Technology Reports, 51(5), 11–19.



Works Cited

Khodiyar, Varsha K., Karen A. Rowlett, and Rebecca N. Lawrence. 2014. “Altmetrics as a Means of Assessing Scholarly Output.” Learned Publishing 27, special issue (September): S25–S32.