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Research Impact Metrics
A guide for those wanting to use research impact metrics for evaluation, analytics, and reviews, e.g., promotion & tenure.
Altmetric Explorer for Institutions is a web-based platform that enables users to search, monitor, and measure altmetrics: mentions and conversations surrounding the research outputs of specific authors, research groups, departments, and institutions. Create an account using your vt.edu email address to access.
In today’s digital environment research is often shared and discussed immediately upon online publication -- among other scholars, and by journalists, clinicians, educators, policy-makers, and more. Long before citations start to accrue, research outputs may appear in curricula, influence municipal or legislative decisions, lead to changes in technology or practice, or affect public opinion. Altmetric data provides evidence of these research impacts, and can support individuals and institutions in a number of key areas, such as: helping to inform decisions around where to publish and with whom to collaborate; assisting in research evaluation; bolstering communications and outreach efforts; and uncovering timely conversations to help predict the direction of research itself. For help contact Ginny Pannabecker.
Want to find out the Altmetric details for a research article or other output? Install the free bookmarklet for Chrome, Firefox and Safari to view the online shares and mentions of an article with a single click.
According to ImpactStory, they're "like Google Scholar for your research's online reach." Sign up for free with your Twitter account. Optionally link your ORCID iD to easily integrate and track altmetrics to your outputs.