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Altmetrics (or Article-Level Metrics) measure how works are being shared, used, and discussed through social media and publisher sites. Altmetrics can complements established article-level metric tools with emerging data sources such as blog posts, tweets, bookmarking and reference managers.
Commercial service, some free metrics. A free bookmarklet provides Altmetric Attention Score for articles viewed in a browser. Gives data on News outlets, blogs,Twitter, Facebook, Mendeley, Pinterest, Reddit, Google+.
A platform for sharing research which also includes analytics.
A pay-for-service ($60 a year) open-source, web-based tool that tracks activity on social media and other sites such as Facebook, PLoS, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, GitHub, FigShare, Mendeley, delicious, and others. Accepts articles identified by PMID or DOI, as well as other identifiers including URL, and accession numbers to call open Web APIs to gather data. Created by Jason Priem and Neather Piwowar. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Free for researchers. Purpose is to increase the usage and citations of publications. Provides publication metrics and tools to increase exposure. Integrated with Altmetric.
Allows users to provide feedback for the work of others. Uses Mendeley.
PLoS ALM (Public Library of Science Article-Level Metrics
Covers Viewed / Cited / Saved / Discussed. Citations from PubMed Central, CrossRef, Scopus, WoS, Google Scholar. Saved from CiteULike, Mendeley. Mentions from Twitter, Facebook, and Blogs.
PLoS Impact Explorer
See what PLoS articles are getting attention in the immediate moment.
Collects impact metrics in 5 major categories: usage, captures, mentions, social media, and citations. See metrics that PlumX supports
. Subscription service.
Offers Altmetric for Scopus, a third party application that runs within the sidebar of Scopus pages to track mentions of papers across social media sites and reference managers such as Mendeley.
* Altmetric Score: measures quality and quantity of attention that an article has received. The colors surrounding the number reflect the mix of sources where the article has been mentioned.
* Number of mentions on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, etc.) and mainstream media (The New York Times, The Guardian, etc.)
* Number of users who have included the article citation in their Mendeley or CiteULike libraries