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Digital Commons and Faculty Publishing: Obtain more Readership

Scholarly Metrics in Digital Commons

Scholarly metrics measure the impact of your article:

  • Citations refer to how many times your article was cited by other scholars

Here are some examples of Altmetrics

Category Examples
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

Digital Commons has partnered with PlumX to provide both traditional scholarly citations and the newer altmetrics.

Here is an example of the types of metrics available for your scholarly works in Digital Commons: