Scholarly Communications



A new branch of metrics - altmetrics - measures the “attention” given to your research via the press, social media, and policy documents.  There are a number of different altmetric services available to Loughborough staff.

Making altmetrics work for you

Altmetric services can usually only track mentions of your work if they can link the mention back to your research output by means of a unique identifier such as an ISBN, DOI, or URI (such as an Institutional Repository link).  

See this blog post on making sure your work gets the attention it deserves. See also the section on Publicity and Marketing for alternative ways of making your research more visible.

Increasingly, citation metrics and alt-metrics are being used to support grant applications to demonstrate the impact and reach of your research. See this useful blog post on "23 diverse metrics to use on your next grant application".