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Assessing Journal Quality

What is AltMetrics

Altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship. It goes beyond traditional citation-based indicators and raw usage factors such as downloads or click-through numbers. Instead, it explores readership, diffusion, and reuse indicators that can be tracked via blogs, social media, peer production systems, and collaborative annotation tools, including social bookmarking and reference management services.

Noteworthy Altmetrics tools and services: