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Research Metrics, Impact and Engagement: Alternative metrics & social media metrics

Research Impact: : Updated Where to Publish information

What are altmetrics?

Charles Sturt provides researchers with login access to PlumX with additional details of Altmetric and Social Media metrics for their research outputs in CRO.

Alternative metrics or Altmetrics provide article level metrics for research outputs, i.e. other impacts of a work, such as the number of article views, numbers of downloads, or mentions in social media and news media. They can be used to demonstrate exposure to, and engagement with, a research output.  Altmetrics can be applied to a broad range of research outputs including articles, books, presentations, videos, source code repositories, web pages, datasets etc.

CRO Profile downloads and altmetrics

Downloads information.  In addition to PlumX metrics, CRO or Pure, also provides download statistics for any Open Access pre-publication manuscripts in CRO.  Download metrics can be an important metric for Early Career Researchers and others who do not have traditional citation metrics. Open Access archiving of manuscripts has potential for citation advantage.

Plum Analytics and downloads information for a publication in CRO:

PlumX metrics displayed in Scopus database

Note: This altmetric is dependent on published articles having a Digital Object Identifier

Other altmetric data sources

In addition to utilising the altmetrics available in CRO, authors can compile altmetric data related to their research by establishing a Researcher Profile with an aggregated altmetric service, or referring to individual product specific altmetric providers.  Altmetric data can supplement traditional scholarly citation counts and measures such as the h-index, and may be used to differentiate the impact of your research output from other works with comparable traditional metrics.

Altmetric data is available from: