Altmetrics

I searched our library catalogue to find an article in my field that had altmetrics. This was a lot harder than I expected because either the articles I found didn’t have a DOI on the page (which is what altermetrics search for) or it did have a DOI on the page and the software just didn’t seem to be able to find the DOI on the page. I also had the problem that any articles that worked with the altmetrics bookmark had very few hits, only 1 or 2, which were usually retweets.

I eventually found an article about academic libraries that had the 14 hits shown in the picture below. As you can see the article has mostly been tweeted.

altmetrics

I do think that Altmetrics are a very useful tool and it is fascinating to see who has cited particular scholarly publications, to what platform, in which country and why.

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