Altmetrics are indicators of online societal attention and engagement with research, for example:
Altmetrics are useful for helping build a picture of your real-world impact by:
Other benefits of Altmetrics are that they:
Doing qualitative analysis alongside altmetrics data provides better evidence of impact. For example, who is saying what on Twitter.
Altmetric Explorer tracks the online attention research outputs are receiving.
PlumX Metrics is a tool that collects and groups metrics in five categories, four of which are Alternative metrics:
Plum X Metrics can be found in Scopus.
The PLOS website provides alternative metrics for their open access articles e.g. the number of saves, citations, views and shares.
AUT's Tuwhera research repository for AUT theses and dissertations and research outputs, provides an Alternative metrics and statistics (views and downloads).
Click on See more details to go to Altmetric Explorer and on Statistics > For this item for views and download data.
In Tuwhera peer-reviewed journals you can also find the number of downloads for articles published in our open access journals.