How ‘Alternative’ are Altmetrics? Online Attention to Scholarly Outputs and the Hegemony of the Global North

Are so-called ‘alternative’ or ‘article-level’ metrics documenting attention to outputs from publishers, access types, funders, insitutitons and countries traditionally invisible via traditional citation metrics? I share some data resulting from text analysis I conducted on some of the metadata included in the complete Altmetric 2018 raw dataset.


An updated list of my recent outputs is available open access on City Research Online. My ORCID ID is My ORCID profile is never fully updated but you can find it at I have been teaching, writing and publishing since 1991. I have been all over the place online. My outputs are mostly … Continue reading Publications