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Altmetrics (or alternative metrics) provide article-level evidence of the societal impact of research, in terms of its mentions in social media (blogs, Facebook and Twitter), Wikipedia and other quasi-scholarly platforms, news sources and policy documents. 

Altmetric and PlumX are altmetric services that have been integrated into Haris new portal.

Altmetrics can include:

  • tweets, mentions, shares or links
  • downloads, clicks or views
  • saves, bookmarks, favourites, likes or upvotes
  • mainstream media mentions
  • reviews, comments, ratings, or recommendations
  • adaptations or derivative works, and
  • readers, subscribers, watchers, or followers.

A beginner's guide to altmetrics