Altmetrics or alternative metrics measure the attention a resource generates on the web. These metrics complement traditional metrics.
What altmetrics count?
Some publishers such as Springer usually integrate Altmetrics data in their websites:
|Detection of gaming||Gaming and spam detection||N/A||N/A||Gaming detection||N/A|
|Disambiguation||Disambiguate links||N/A||Disambiguate links and authors||Disambiguate links and authors using ORCID||Disambiguate authors using ORCID|
|Normalisation||Data (not score) normalisation||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|User access||Registration required for some products, a few products and trial versions for free||Open access, fees for profiles after trial, sign up required||Subscription based||Free access||Registration required, free access for researchers, fees for publishers, funders and institutions|
|Social Bookmarking/ Reference managers||Mendeley||Same as Altmetric||Mendeley||Mendeley||Same as Altmetric|
|Video, Photo and slide sharing||YouTube||Same as Altmetric||YouTube, Vimeo, slideshare||N/A||Same as Altmetric|
|Social networks||Facebook (mentions on curated list of public pages only), Sina Weibo and Pinterest||Same as Altmetric||Same as Altmetric|
|Microblogging||Twitter (Historical sources, they no longer supply an open feed)||Same as Altmetric||Same as Altmetric|
|Recommendations and review systems||Publons, Reddit||Same as Altmetric||Reddit, Goodreads, Amazon reviews, SourceForge||F1000 prime, reddit||Same as Altmetric|
|Online digital libraries/repositories/information systems||Dimensions which retrieves data from CrossRef, Pubmed, Opencitations, and some publishers, Web of Science (where licensed)||Same as Altmetric, CrossRef, Base||PMC, Scopus, CrossRef, ePrints, DSpace, Figshare,WorldCat, Repec, Ebsco (historical only), Scielo, SSRN, see the full list.||PMC, PubMed, Scopus, CrossRef, Figshare, Web of Science, Plos journals||Same as Altmetric|
|Others||Policy documents, global news in several languages, Wikipedia, Open syllabus Project (historical data) and a curated list of blogs||Policy documents, GitHub, a curated list of blogs, Stack Exchange||Wikipedia|
Keep in mind: