Altmetric Donut Measures Online Activity Surrounding Research Papers | iBB |
A single research output may live online in multiple websites and can be talked about across dozens of different platforms. Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include peer reviews on Faculty of 1000, citations on Wikipedia, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. This disparate information is collected, collated and visually displayed in the form of an Altmetric donut, that is made up of colors that reflect the mix of sources mentioning an article. The Altmetric ‘score’ for an article will appear in the middle of the donut, and is a measure derived from volume, sources and authors, each having an assigned value. Click on title to learn more.