Answered By: Elizabeth Galoozis (she/her) Last Updated: Jul 27, 2020 Views: 97
Altmetrics refers to "alternative metrics" or "article-level metrics." These metrics attempt to fill a gap in measuring scholarly impact by using social media mentions, link backs, blogs, news outlet coverage, and other web platform metrics to measure the impact of a particular work.
Altmetrics are especially well-suited to datasets and types of scholarly work not covered by traditional metrics like formal cition. Some of our databases and publishers (Scopus, Nature Publishing Group, SpringerLink, and more) incorporate altmetric data directly into their platforms.
Learn more about Almetric Bookmarklet and other tools on our library research guide.