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Measuring Research Impact: Article Impact

Learn how to measure the impact of your research.

What are Article-Level Metrics?

Article-level metrics (ALMs) attempt to provide a snapshot of how an individual article is being discussed, shared, and used. 

ALMs combine traditional metrics, such as number of times cited, with altmetrics (e.g., mentions in blogs, downloads).

Where do I find them?

Whether or not ALMs are available for a particular article will depend on the platform or publisher. 



The following publishers and platforms include ALMs that are provided by Altmetric (i.e., the colorful donut):

PlumX / Plum Print is a different altmetric widget that you may see in databases. Currently it is integrated in CINAHL, and it may soon be added to other EBSCOhost databases.

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