In scholarly publishing, altmetrics are non-traditional metrics that are complimentary to traditional citation impact metrics, such as impact factor and h-index.

Altmetrics provide an indication of where papers are being used by counting downloads, views, references in policy documents, mentions in social media, blogs, etc.

Altmetrics provide a new way of measuring societal impact.

UCD has subscribed to the Altmetric for Institutions service from the market leader - This service displays mentions in social media by College, School and academic staff member at UCD. It can be accessed here.

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Liam Cleere
Senior Manager – Research Reporting & Analytics

Liam is an analytics expert who reports on key research and innovation metrics, providing insights to the organisation. He oversees development of the research systems operated by UCD Research such as RMS grants and researcher profiles.

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