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Explaining Altmetric

January 26, 2017

Read a Viewpoint in JAMA discusses the Altmetric score as a measure of the reach and influence of a research article.

Figure Legend: 

The Altmetric Donut

The Altmetric donut illustrates the dissemination of a research output through different channels. Each colored stripe represents a different platform on which the work was mentioned. The central number is the Altmetric score.

 

From: The Rise of Altmetrics

JAMA. 2017;317(2):131-132. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18346