- journal article use
- social media use - blogs, Twitter (# of Tweets about conference presentation), copy of article saved in Mendeley (# of saves)
- data and software use and re-use
- educational resource use and re-use - i.e.: slide share or Prezi
- broader impacts for research (readership)
Altmetrics measures diverse impacts by various tools to track readership and impact, such as: academia.edu, CiteULike, F1000, Google Scholar, Mendeley and Zotero. Items that add value to traditionally published content include: crowdsourced peer review, and the exposure of questions and comments via social media.
Altmetrics tools include Altmetrics.com, Plum Analytics, Mendeley, Impact Story (which considers citation patterns in a particular field) and ORCID (which is aiming to unify author profiles).