According to altmetrics.org, Altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship.
Instantly get article level metrics for any recent paper, for free.
Reading a paper and want to find out its Altmetric details? Install free bookmarklet for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
Simply drag the button below to your bookmarks bar, navigate to a journal article page, and hit "Altmetric it!"
View a Research Guide on using Altmetrics from the Jean and Alexander Heard Library