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Scholarly Metrics

An overview of scholarly metrics and the tools you can use to find them.


"Altmetrics" refers to alternative ways of assessing the impact of authors and publications, usually by including their contributions and mentions in social media (e.g., blogs, Twitter).

Scopus includes some altmetric information through their Altmetric app. The other tools described on this page are independent of existing databases, though some, like PLoS, are publisher-specific.

Altmetric resources available