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About This Guide

Altmetrics measure research impact using alternate (or alternative) metrics.

This guide to Altmetrics addresses the following questions:

  • What are altmetrics?
  • Who provides altmetric data?
  • How is the quality of altmetric data ensured?
  • Where do I find altmetric data?
  • How do I use altmetrics to improve my professional applications?

Guides Relevant to Bibliometrics

Altmetrics are used to compliment other bibliographic measures.

To learn more about other measures of research impact, see the following guides:

Guide Authors

This guide is a co-creation of Lauren Byl, Kailee Hilt, Shannon Gordon, Laura Bredahl, and Stephanie Mutch.