Altmetric, or altmetric.com, is one of the best-known altmetrics providers. Altmetric tracks where published research is mentioned online by following lists of sources, including social media, news sources, government and non-government reports, blogs, Wikipedia, policy documents etc., and text-mines them for links to research.
The multi-coloured Altmetric doughnut represents the volume and source of online attention. The number in the middle of the doughnut is the Altmetric Attention Score, a product of the number of mentions and the quality of the mentions sources. The colours of the doughnut represent the sources of online mentions.
More information about Altmetrics is available on the online library guide: Altmetrics.
|“My research has had worldwide reach, and has been mentioned in 192 news outlets including the ABC and The Conversation. My research has also been cited in 38 policy documents." (source: Altmetric Explorer, 6 May 2020)|
|“My research on XYZ, published in The Lancet, has received an Altmetric Attention Score of 191, placing it in the top 5% of research outputs scored by Altmetric. It has been mentioned in 24 news stories, 3 blog posts, 8 policy documents and 49 tweets." (source: Altmetric Explorer, 6 May 2020)|
PlumX Metrics provides both altmetrics and traditional metrics from a variety of sources such as articles, book chapters and conference papers. These metrics shown together provide the user with an overall impact profile in the one location - a link from the database record.
PlumX metrics are embedded in databases such as Scopus, ScienceDirect and EBSCOhost.
PlumX measures the individual works of a researcher dividing the types of interactions into five categories: citations, usage, captures, mentions and social media.
More information about PlumX is available on the online library guide: Altmetrics.
|"My 2014 paper on XYZ has been cited 22 times, and has also received attention in downloads, news story and social media mentions." (source: Scopus, 5 May 2020)|