Altmetrics or alternative metrics can include:
- Engagements on social media (likes, retweets, comments)
- News articles
- Blog posts
Altmetrics track quantity, not quality and must be provided within a context.
“This paper has attracted significant online interest, it has an Altmetric attention score of 25, putting it in the top 5% of all articles in the same field and of the same age (as tracked by Altmetric.com).”
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