Use research (or publication) metrics when applying for a grant or promotion. Measures include citation metrics, journal quality indicators, benchmarking, altmetrics and collaboration.

7. Attention and altmetrics

You can measure attention to your research with altmetrics. Altmetrics track quantity, not quality and must be provided within a context.​ Altmetrics or alternative metrics can include your research used in:

  • engagements on social media (likes, retweets, comments)
  • public policy documents
  • patent citations
  • news articles and mainstream media
  • blog posts
  • wikipedia.

Learn more about Altmetrics — includes guides, videos and recommended readings.

Find Altmetric Attention data

Altmetric Explorer

Altmetric Explorer for Insitutions shows the online activity surrounding your academic research.

Altmetric Attention score donut

UQ eSpace

  1. Search for your publications in UQ eSpace
  2. Click the number under the Altmetric Attention donut in the result
    • If there is no number, the article may not have Altmetric data
    • Only publications with a DOI have altmetric data

Altmetric Bookmarklet

Add an Altmetric Bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar to instantly get article altmetrics for any recent paper.

More ways to measure attention to publications

Impactstory

  • Free site where researchers can explore and share the online attention of their research
  • Requires a Twitter or ORCID account

Plum Analytics

  • Plum metrics are available for articles indexed in the Scopus and CINAHL databases
  • look for the Plum Print widget

Contact your liaison librarian for expert advice.

  Next steps

Use metrics to provide evidence of: