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, CiteULike, Delicious||Mendeley, CiteULike, Delicious||Mendeley, CiteULike, Delicious||Mendeley, CiteULike||Same as Altmetric|
|Video, Photo and slide sharing||YouTube, Podcasts||YouTube, Vimeo, slideshare||YouTube, Vimeo, slideshare||N/A||Same as Altmetric|
|Social networks||Same as Altmetric|
|Microblogging||Same as Altmetric|
|Recommendations and review systems||F1000, Reddit, Publons, Pubpeer||Publons, Pubpeer||Reddit, Goodreads, amazon reviews||F1000 prime, reddit||Same as Altmetric|
|Online digital libraries/repositories/information systems||PubMed Central (PMC)||PMC, PubMed, Scopus, CrossRef, Figshare, arXiv||PMC, PubMed, scopus, CrossRef, Figshare, WorldCat, Repec, Ebsco, Eprints, SSRN, dSpace||PMC, PubMed, Scopus, CrossRef, Figshare, Web of Science||Same as Altmetric|
|Others||Policy documents and global news in several languages|
Keep in mind: