Uncovering impacts: A case study in using altmetrics tools

  • Priem J
  • Parra C
  • Piwowar H
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Growing scholarly use of Web tools present an opportunity to track alternative impacts along heretofore invisible paths like reading, bookmarking, and discussing. We present two tools, CitedIn and total-impact, that gather and report these and other altmetrics After discussing the tools features, we use a set of 214 articles from a national research center as a demonstration case study. We find that both tools present a meaningful number and variety of altmetrics in a form that could be used for immediate evaluation, and call for more research into the properties and validity of altmetrics.

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  • Altmetrics
  • Impact
  • Scholarly communication
  • Tools

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  • Paul GrothElsevier Labs

  • Jason Priem

  • Cristhian Parra

  • Heather Piwowar

  • Andra Waagmeester

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