Generally, altmetrics refers to usage metrics such as views or mentions on social media. Altmetrics, or alternative citation metrics, provides researchers and scholars with new ways to track their influence by examining mentions, retweets and Facebook posts, not to mention Mendeley and other websites.
Want more information? See the Altmetrics subject guide.
The Research Impact Challenges Bank is a set of simple online activities to help you learn and apply concepts about building your online academic profile, connecting with other researchers, keeping informed of research, discoverability and access to resources, and research metrics & analysis.
This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel.
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In this Challenge, we'll learn how to download an Altmetrics Bookmarklet
Steps to download your bookmarklet:
Here are some example articles to try your new Altmetrics Bookmarklet.
Visit each page, then click the “Altmetric it” bookmark you just added to your bookmarks: