Altmetrics are new measures of impact by capturing online mentioning of research outputs such as papers and datasets. Altmetric Explorer, Plum Analytics and Impactstory are some popular altmetrics tools, and the Library has recently started a subscription to Altmetric Explorer. In this post, you will learn more about Altmetric Explorer.
Unlike traditional citation databases which would yield results by keyword or topic search, Inciteful creates a graph of academic papers based on “seed papers” of your choice and helps you gain insight from it.
VOSviewer is a popular software that visualizes connections between research works. You can use it to create networks of term co-occurrence. Here is a very good training video that guides you to do that.
In your academic writing, you may cite a work to support your findings, or you may cite to refute the argument in the cited work. Citation count ("1" in both cases) does not tell you how a work is cited. Now there are tools that can reveal citation contexts. This post introduces one of such tools: scite.
You are probably familiar with using Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar to find citations between scholarly works. This week, we look at alternative citation indices that are also powerful, and free to use!