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Not a Fear Factor (TechnoScholar): Altmetrics

This guide has been created to be used as part of the TechnoScholar Series of workshops for UTA faculty and graduate students. It is in the process of being updated.

What are Altmetrics

Altmetrics (alternative metrics) are new measurements that are being used to track the attention that scholarly articles and datasets receive via social media. It is hoped that they will be seen as an alternative to the traditional Journal Impact Factor, to measure scholarly impact in the digital environment. They focus on measuring scholarly interactions via tweets, blogs, social bookmarking, etc. 

Selected Tools

Subject Guide

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