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altmetrics is a newly developed means of measuring impact based on data from social media, such as blogs, tweets, bookmarks and downloads.

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a search engine that indexes scholarly literature that is accessible online and provides citation counts.

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Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a product from Thomson Reuters that annually publishes Journal Impact Factors (JIF).

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Mendeley provides a convenient solution for collecting citations and references from scholarly databases and enables academics to collaborate and interact.

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Open journal systems

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is open source software for publishing journals. The software was developed by Public Knowledge Project.

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Open Monograph Press

Open Monograph Press (OMP) is an open source software, which is used for publicing e-books.

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Presentation on social media in the context of research

A presentation by the Future of Academic Impacts Conference provided an overview of the major social platforms as well as inspiration to enhance visibility.

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Scopus, Elsevier

Scopus is a multidisciplinary database that includes reference lists from the indexed publications and allows users to carry out citation searches.

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Thomson Reuters Web of Science

Web of Science (WOS) is a cross-discipline database which, together with bibliographic information, includes reference lists from the indexed publications.

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Ulrichsweb is a global directory of journals offering an overview of accessible journals and their characteristics.

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