Traditional bibliometrics measures how often articles or journals are cited in scholarly literature.
Altmetrics is a much broader measure of the influence of a scholar's work.
Here are some categories of Altmetrics
|Scholarly Activity||Downloads/Views, Mendeley Readers, Saves to databases like EBSCO, Mentions in course syllabi, library holdings of books, Stars or code forks in GitHub
|Scholarly Commentary||Peer review or recommendations on Publon or F1000, Blog posts, Wikipedia entries, Book reviews from Goodreads or Amazon|
|Social Activity||Mentions or shares on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit|
|Mass Media||Discussion on popular news or magazine websites|
What are some of the benefits of altmetrics?
Harvesting Resources are powerful tools that pull altmetrics data from a variety of websites and social media platforms.
None of the resources are completely comprehensive and you will have to consult multiple databases.
PlumX metrics via Scopus will help you locate the following types of altmetrics:
A Select one year or three year to view your altmetrics in context compared to other articles.