What are Altmetrics?

Alt-metrics (aka, alternative metrics) are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics, such as impact factor and h-index. They can include (but are not limited to) peer reviews on Faculty of 1000, citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter.

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What is Altmetric Explorer?


Texas A&M University Libraries has partnered with Digital Science to develop TAMU's Altmetric Explorer which aggregates alternative metrics about A&M faculty research. Log in to the Explorer and know your impact!

Altmetric Explorer access enables you to:

- Browse and filter on the attention surrounding research from your institution.
- View results at the author and departmental level.
- Explore the full Altmetric database of over 7 million research outputs with online attention.
- Upload DOIs and other identifiers to create custom searches and comparisons.
- Create an account to save your searches.

More info about Altmetric Explorer:

- Altmetric Website
- Getting Started with your Explorer for Institutions access
- Altmetric YouTube Channel
- Altmetric Explorer for Institutions Introductory Tutorial
- Creating custom, shareable reports with the Altmetric Explorer
- Exporting Altmetric attention data details from the Explorer