Alternative metrics (altmetrics) are public engagement indicators that measure interactions with publications in non-scholarly venues like blogs, tweets, article downloads, and shares.
Altmetrics can help researchers to tell a story about how people are engaging with their research outside of traditional academic paths such as citations and conferences. Altmetrics, such as mentions of research articles in YouTube videos, Wikipedia pages, tweets, or major news outlets, provide a qualitative complement to traditional quantitative measures like citation counts.
In this video, Tyler Nix gives a brief overview of altmetrics and demonstrates the resource Altmetric Explorer for Institutions.
This webinar was initially presented live via Zoom on May 29, 2020.