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Advantages to leverage altmetrics for individual and group assessments. Limitations and the potential for gaming the system with altmetrics.
There is an interesting relationship between altmetrics and open access. One could even refer to altmetrics as open metrics, since altmetrics data use open sources. Altmetrics in turn provide APIs for embedding altmetrics into institutional repositories or third-party systems. Open access research outputs that are themselves promoted via social web applications enjoy higher visibility and accessibility than those published within the commercial scholarly communication model, increasing the prospect of public consumption and engagement.
Classes of platforms and tools that provide data for altmetrics applications