Today’s rewind is the third poster originally created for Open Access Week 2016. Altmetrics donuts now appear on journal article on the UWE Bristol Research Repository, and this poster explains what they are and what they mean. Click on the poster to see it at full size.
The donut shows the attention that an article has received from ‘alternative’ sources including news outlets, blogs, policy documents, and Twitter. It can be used in conjunction with ‘traditional’ metrics (like citation rates) to give an idea of research impact.