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Altmetric (Article Level Metrics)

Altmetric is a non-traditional metric for scholarly publications online.

  • Includes sources such as blogs, news media, social media, downloads or page views of an article on a publisher's website and reference manager downloads (e.g. Mendeley)

  • Can be useful for professional advancement including CVs, tenure, and grant applications

  • Indicates ATTENTION not quality!

For more information see the Altmetrics: a manifesto

How is an Altmetric calculated?

PLOS and SciVerse (Elsevier)

Look for the 'donut' in these resources!

Altmetric for Institutions (licensed by Cincinnati Children's)

Cincinnati Children's has a license to access  Altmetric for Institutions which offers a clear understanding of Altmetric for the entire institution. For more information

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Symplectic Elements (licensed by Cincinnati Children's)

Find Altmetrics for your publications in Symplectic. For more information:

  • Login to Symplectic.
  • In the Home tab, go to the My Publications box and click on Journal Articles
  • Make sure the Detailed view is set as your view (it will say the opposite...Compact view in the upper right corner).
  • If your publication has an Altmetric the information is located in the bottom right hand corner of the publication. Please keep in mind Altmetric started in 2009 so it is less likely to have an Altmetric.

Books Available Through UC and OhioLINK

The books below can be ordered through the University of Cincinnati or OhioLink and delivered to Cincinnati Children's.