Altmetrics and the future of research impact
altmetrics = alternative metrics
Altmetrics are alternative metrics used to measure the impact of research. First proposed in a tweet by Jason Priem in 2010, the unclearly defined term of ‘altmetrics’ has come to mean a range of different things, such as:
- impact measured based on online activity, or
- metrics for alternative research outputs, or
- other alternative ways of measuring research impact.
Read more about Altmetrics and watch a Beginner’s Guide video in the Subject Research LibGuides here.