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Evaluating Research Impact Using Altmetrics

For Publishers and Editors

Publishers or editors may use altmetrics to:

  • Demonstrate the reach, engagement and influence of articles published in their journal or publication in order to encourage new  author submissions.
  • Glean insights from attention metrics to inform editorial decisions about future themes or topics or scope of the publication.
  • Identify general trends that the public or other non-academic audiences such as policy makers may be interested in and which could be topical areas in future publications. 

Adapted from: Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Metrics Project. A Recommended Practice of the National Information Standards Organization, NISO RP-25-2016.