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Learn how to use altmetrics or alternative metrics

Recommended databases

  • Dimensions – search for an individual article, click on the Altmetric donut to view the metrics in the Altmetric database. Analyse the findings in individual sources and use the ‘Attention Score in Context’ tab.
  • Scopus – search for an individual article, note ‘Metrics’ and click on ‘View all Metrics’ for traditional and altmetrics. Analyse a researchers’ work in SciVal.
  • Altmetric Explorer for Institutions - analyse the attention received by research outputs worldwide in a variety of ways. Create alerts or reports for any author, School or Faculty at Victoria.