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Measuring Research Quality and Impact: Sources for article altmetrics

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Scopus

  • Plum Analytics displays in the sidebar of journal article and abstract pages in the database Scopus.
  • It only appears in the sidebar when there is data available for the article that you're currently viewing.
  • Additional information

Altmetric Bookmarklet

Tool for viewing altmetric data from selected publisher websites such as Nature, Springer, Elsevier and Cambridge.

  • Download from Almetric.com.
  • Available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
  • Add bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar.
  • Provides altmetric data for articles with a single click.
  • Bookmarklet only works on PubMed, arXiv or pages containing a DOI including publisher sites like Nature, Springer and selected Elsevier journal titles.

Information provided by Altmetrics bookmarklet

 

Mendeley

Mendeley,

  • Citation management system that provides readership statistics
  • Search Mendeley papers, a crowd sourced  catalog of journal articles, to locate readership statistics for specific titles

Discover@MU

Plum Analytics altmetrics data is available in Discover@MU.

Research databases
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Web of Science

Usage Counts in Web of Science indicates the number of times users of Web of Science have viewed the full-text of an item or saved an item for use in a bibliographic management tool such as Endnote (via direct export or in a format to be imported later).

Two usage counts are available:

  • Last 180 days
  • Since February 1, 2013

Usage counts can be viewed on the right side of the list of search results and on the right side of the full record for an item.

IEEE Xplore

Usage data and Altmetric badges are available in IEEE Xplore.

Publisher Sites

Publishers are starting to incorporate usage data into their journal sites.
Examples: