Alternative metrics (or altmetrics) are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include (but are not limited to) peer reviews, citations in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers, and mentions on social networks. Sourced from the Web, altmetrics can tell you a lot about how often journal articles and other scholarly outputs like datasets are discussed and used around the world.
Altmetric Explorer for Institutions tracks various sources of attention to scholarly content and provides data and data visualisations that allow researchers, research groups and institutions to easily understand who is engaging with their work and in what ways.
Sign up for Altmetric
You will need to set up an account with Altmetric before you are able to access and use Altmetric Explorer for Institutions. Complete the online form using your anu.edu.au email address to register. You will be sent an email. Be sure to check your spam filter or junk mail if it does not appear in your inbox.
Log in to Altmetric
Once you have set up your account, you can access Altmetric Explorer for Institutions from the login page.
More information, training and FAQs
For more information, training material and Frequently Asked Questions visit the Altmetric at ANU page.
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.
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