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Alternative Metrics of Scholarly Output: The Relationship among Altmetric Score, Mendeley Reader Score, Citations, and Downloads in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Authors
  • Ruan, Qing Zhao1
  • Chen, Austin D
  • Cohen, Justin B
  • Singhal, Dhruv
  • Lin, Samuel J
  • Lee, Bernard T
  • 1 Boston, Mass. From the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. , (Israel)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2018
Volume
141
Issue
3
Pages
801–809
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004128
PMID: 29481413
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With the growing public desire for evidence-based publications, our study quantifies the unique nature of Altmetric score while discouraging its use in isolation. Download rates are a more rapid measure of publication impact compared with citation number. Mendeley readership is also promising as an alternative index.

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