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Numbers behind numbers: The Altmetric Score and sources explained

altmetric_logo_business_card-300x106A blog by Altmetric published yesterday, attempts to answer questions from researchers about Altmetrics, why the scores are useful, how the score is calculated and weighted, and also what is not included.

The author of the blog states: “We hope this post will help to answer some of the questions researchers new to altmetrics may have about how Altmetric collects and displays attention data. For those who are already familiar with Altmetric and use it to monitor the attention for their research, we hope this post will refresh their memories and provide a bit more context around the data.”.

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