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What is altmetrics?
Alternative to traditional bibliometrics such as citation counts and impact factors.
Altmetrics measures the impact of articles by counting mentions by social media sites and other web sources.
ImpactStory is a Web-based application that makes it easy to track the impact of a wide range of research artifacts (such as papers, datasets, slides, research code). The system aggregates impact data from many sources, from Mendeley to GitHub to Twitter and more, and displays it in a single, permalinked report.
Altmetric.com in Scopus and PLOS
Altmetric.com is used by Scopus and PLoS to track altmetrics for their articles, on social media sites like Twitter& Facebook, science blogs, news sites and reference managers like Mendeley.
Highly read, not highly cited
Science Direct Popular Articles
The most-downloaded research papers in ScienceDirect, by subject. A twist on the traditional bibliometric of how many times cited, this counts how many times a paper has been viewed.
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
e.g. Top 25 most downloaded series.
ORA Top Downloads
The most downloaded research manuscripts from the Oxford Research Archive. The list includes DPhil and research papers.