Scholastica and Altmetric recently released two slideshows that overview what altmetrics impact indicators are and ways journal editors and researchers can start using them to track broader impacts of scholarly outputs. We shared the editor’s guide to altmetrics slideshow on the blog, which outlines ways in which journals can benefit from altmetrics and tools editors can use to start tracking them. Today we share “Getting Started with Altmetrics: A Researcher’s Guide.” The below slideshow explores the value of altmetrics from the researcher’s perspective.
This slideshow details:
- What altmetrics are
- How researchers can use them to build their reputations
- How altmetrics can foster new research collaborations
- Tools to start tracking altmetrics at the researcher level
For researchers, altmetrics stand apart as a way to show real-time research insights, rather than having to wait months or even years for citations to come in, as well as a way to show how their work is being used outside of academic institutions. If you’re new to altmetrics, this slideshow is for you. It offers a quick overview of how to start using them and the benefits you’ll get.
For more information on how the research impact landscape is changing and where altmetrics fit in, be sure to also check out Scholastica and Altmetric’s free eBook The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics!