10 tips for using altmetrics in your CV and grant applications
In the last few years altmetrics have been adopted by many institutions, publishers, funders and researchers as a way of tracking and monitoring the online attention, reach, and influence of published work. Increasingly these data are also being used to identify and report on the broader impacts of research to funders and other key stakeholders. In our previous post in this series we gave an overview of what the Altmetric data for each article on SpringerLink can provide, now we’d like to delve into the use cases a little more.
In this post we’ll cover some of the main things to consider when looking to use altmetrics data in your CV and for funding grant applications – including best practice, some tips to get you started, and potential pitfalls to avoid.