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Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as an alternative to the widely used journal impact factor and personal citation indices like the h-index. The term altmetrics was proposed in 2010, as a generalization of article level metrics, and has its roots in the twitter #altmetrics hashtag. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Altmetrics)

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Metadata related to 'altmetrics' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'altmetrics': 4 (0.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'altmetrics' across all Ariadne articles: 70
  • Average number of references to 'altmetrics' per Ariadne article: 17.50
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'altmetrics': 2012-11
  • Trending factor of 'altmetrics': 6803.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'altmetrics':

  1. jean liu (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. euan adie (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma nelms (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah brown (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. philippa broadley (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Editorial Introduction to Issue 72

The new editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 72.

March 2014, issue72, editorial

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