Answered By: Connie Britton
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2014     Views: 28

Altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship.   Altmetrics is a developing field that seeks to supplement the traditional forms of citation analysis, such as article citation and journal impact factor, with usage measures that can be captured through social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and bibliographic management tools like Mendeley and Zotero.  For more information on this another topics related to citation analysis, refer this Scholarly Impact and Citation Analysis.

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