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Altmetric Attention Score

Altmetric Attention Scores are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics.  (source:  A score is calculated for the work rather than the author. 

Altmetric Attention Scores for works are available with the bibliographic records in several sources including and the SUNY Open Access Repository (after a manuscript has been submitted). 

Example of an Altmetric Attention Score:

(Screenshot from Dimensions.ia)

Example of Altmetric score


More information

How they work

What is altmetrics counting and how do altmetrics help authors? (source: Wolters Kluwer).

Numbers behind Numbers: The Altmetric Attention Score and Sources Explained

Improving your scores

Increasing Your Altmetric Scores for Research

Five Ways to Boost your Research Impact and Altmetric Score, including
The three things needed for Altmetric to track your work:

  • An output (e.g. journal article, dataset, etc.)
  • An identifier attached to the output (e.g. a URL link that includes the DOI)
  • A 'Mention,' in a source tracked by Altmetric 

Help with DOIs, ORCID iDs, etc., is available from the Health Sciences Library.