Using altmetric data

  • Use altmetric data to complement other available research metrics to create a full picture of research impact.
  • Consider using altmetrics when citations are not relevant to understanding how your work is gaining attention online.
  • Do not compare altmetric data across disciplines, as publication & citation cultures differ across disciplines.
  • Altmetric data is not normally peer-reviewed, as altmetrics have the possibility of being influenced by bias, sensationalism, and emotion.