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Altmetrics

Eveything you need to get you started with altmetrics.

Welcome to the ISU Library Guide to Altmetrics

This guide will introduce you to what altmetrics are, why they are important, and how to use them. Use the menu on the left to navigate to different sections.

Traditionally, most researcher's publications live within journals. However, you may have scholarly works published in conference proceedings, books, or other publications.

How people interact with your works, and which altmetrics will be the most commonly used, will differ among different publication types. For example, an article in an open access journal might be mentioned often in social media posts or shared by other scholars online. Alternatively, datasets and white papers might be mentioned in legislative policies or news articles. Depending on where and what you publish, your works could be shared in many places at once!

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