Answered By: Laurissa Gann
Last Updated: May 22, 2024     Views: 2256

Altmetrics are indicators of online engagement that complement traditional citation impact metrics.  They can include (but are not limited to):

  • peer reviews
  • citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents
  • discussions on research blogs
  • mainstream media coverage
  • bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley
  • mentions on social networks such as Twitter

You can find out altmetrics by searching in the Altmetric Explorer Database, which you can also find on our databases page.

You can search in altmetrics by:

  • MD Anderson Author Name (at this time, it is only for full time faculty)
  • MD Anderson department
  • Publishers/Journals
  • ORCiD
  • Titles
  • Keywords

This getting started guide by altmetrics is very helpful as well.

Here are a couple more useful links:

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