Answered By: Your Library Team Last Updated: Oct 12, 2022 Views: 31
Alternative metrics (often called altmetrics) are a way to assess the attention received by research outputs, helping you to question and evaluate them.
- focus on online activity to reveal how research is being shared and discussed both within the academic community and beyond in the current moment.
- provide an attention score for research outputs that is based on the number of mentions, shares and likes they have received online.
- enable you to see what the attention score means in comparison to other research outputs.
See our guidance on metrics for more information.