The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement

2017-04-04T01:50:50Z (GMT) by Nader Ale Ebrahim Yiibonn Bong
Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as alternatives to impact factor for journals as well as individual citation indexes (h-index). Altmetrics uses online activities to measure the impact, buzz and word of mouth for scientific information. It includes new methods to measure the usage at citation level.