The ecstasy and the agony of the altmetric score

Christian Gumpenberger, Wolfgang Glänzel, Juan Gorraiz

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28 Citations (Scopus)


Altmetrics have gained momentum and are meant to overcome the shortcomings of citation-based metrics. In this regard some light is shed on the dangers associated with the new “all-in-one” indicator altmetric score.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-982
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Altmetric score
  • Altmetrics
  • “All-in-one” indicator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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