Publication metrics or indicators are quantitative measures designed to help evaluate research outputs. The Scopus metrics in Pure are updated daily, the other metrics are dynamic.

Alongside each publicly available research output listing, you may see a combination of the following: 

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The number of times an output has been referenced in other publications. 


These are downloads of the full-text manuscripts (not page views or downloads)


Hovering over the icon shows a breakdown of the numbers. Clicking on the icon takes you to a Altmetrics website. See more detail about Altmetrics

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