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Research Impact: Promoting and Measuring

With this guide, learn why and how to promote your research and gauge its impact.

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What are Altmetrics or Alternative Metrics?

"Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments."

Priem J, Groth P, Taraborelli D. The altmetrics collection. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48753. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048753. Epub 2012 Nov 1. PMID: 23133655; PMCID: PMC3486795.

AKA social influmetrics (Rousseau and Ye 2013); social media metrics (Haustein, Costas, and Lariviere 2015)

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