"Altmetrics" from the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
How can you find alternative metrics for a publication? There are a variety of tools you can use to find this information. Additionally, many journals are now incorporating altmetrics into their websites, including journals published by Springer, Wiley, Nature Publishing Group, and select Elsevier publications.
Altmetric Bookmarklet: Free bookmarklet that displays cites, saves, links, and social media mentions for individual articles.
Impact Story: Join free with Twitter. Impact Story is an open-source website that allows researchers to create an online profile to help track the impact of their work.
PlumX: You can access PlumX metrics through the Scopus database. Ask a librarian for more information.
Metrics Toolkit: For more discussion on all of the different kinds of metrics and use cases for each, visit the Metrics Toolkit. This toolkit also allows you to see appropriate metrics for different kinds of outputs for different scholarly fields.