Tag Archives: Altmetric

Best practices for tracking altmetrics for your digital library content

(10 Oct 2019) Digital libraries contain loads of important scholarly resources: digitized primary sources like letters and illuminated manuscripts, arts scholarship like images and videos, and even interactive, peer reviewed websites. Digital libraries (also known as “digital special collections”) are older than their institutional repository cousins, and also much more complex. Unfortunately, many digital library websites […]


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Altmetric and Nature awarded funding from the Google Digital News Innovation Fund

(21 Mar 2019)  Data science company Altmetric and leading multidisciplinary science journal Nature will receive funding from the Google Digital News Innovation Fund to build a novel tool for measuring the impact of journalism. Journalism has an impact: news stories can drive policy change, trigger a resignation or investigation, inspire social media debate or launch a field of […]


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An Altmetric success story

(28 September 2018) A recent paper in Philosophical Transactions B looking at the impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration has achieved The Royal Society’s highest Altmetric score to date in a very short time. Here we look at the background to this paper and ask what we learn from this. The study by […]


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A new approach to track impact and reach of over 120,000 OECD research outputs

(18 April 2017,  London, UK and Paris, France)  Data science company Altmetric today announced a new pilot project with The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to track and report on the impact of over 120,000 articles, chapters, books, papers, tables, charts and statistical datasets in the OECD iLibrary. The OECD seeks to promote […]


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Submissions invited for proposals to receive funding for projects to advance understanding of alternative research metrics

(22 March 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA) Data Science company Altmetric today announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider […]


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Altmetric user conference in Sydney

(7 December 2016) It takes place 10 February 2017, is free and hosted at UTS in Sydney. It will  and will include discussions of the latest developments in research metrics and evaluation.   More here.


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IOP Publishing partners with Altmetric to improve author services

(21 November 2016) IOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed. Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article […]


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10 clever tips for promoting your research online

(15 November 2016) Promoting your research online is vital if you need to provide evidence of the online engagement for your work, particularly when applying for promotion or tenure and funding. In this Altmetric blog post Josh Clark shares the tips as well as the tools you’ll need to spread the word about your work […]


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Karger introduces Topic Article Packages and cooperates with Altmetric

(18 October 2016) Karger will introduce its new product Topic Article Packages to customers and partners in the current Frankfurt Book Fair. These packages consist of journal articles and book chapters individually compiled on different topics with the help of a semantic search. The first Topic Article Package to become available will cover diabetes. “In […]


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Brill partners with ScienceOpen to put linguistics research into context

(4 August 2016)  Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce a pilot with research network ScienceOpen. As of September 2016, three of Brill’s Linguistics journals will be indexed on the ScienceOpen platform. This includes adding of article-level metadata, reference analysis and linking back to Brill’s Books and Journals platform. By indexing journals with […]


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Altmetric joins the Annotating All Knowledge Coalition

(9 May 2016) Altmetric has joined the Annotating All Knowledge Coalition, an initiative spearheaded by Hypothes.is and comprised of many innovators in the field of scholarly communication, including PLOS, CrossRef, and the HathiTrust. The purpose of the Coalition is to create an open, interoperable annotation layer over online content. Much like the written marginalia that […]


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Badges for Books provides title and chapter-level attention insights

(25 April 2016, London, UK)  Altmetric today announce the launch of Altmetric Badges for Books, enabling publishers to provide an at-a-glance summary of the online attention a published book and it’s individual chapters have received. Now available on content that is identified by ISBN (International Standard Book Number), the distinctive Altmetric donut badges and associated […]


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IEEE integrates Altmetric badge visualisations and related data into IEEE Xplore Digital Library

(4 March 2016,  London, UK)  Altmetrics data provider Altmetric and IEEE, the world’s largest professional organisation advancing technology for humanity, are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badge visualisations and related data into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, which is home to over 3.8 million scholarly documents. The inclusion of Altmetric badges enables authors, […]


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New Kudos partnerships provide more ways to help research stand out

(18 August 2015) –– Kudos which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the latest organizations with which it is partnering to enhance the services it offers to researchers. These include: TrendMD, the content recommendation engine for scholarly publishers. Publication pages on the Kudos website now include “You might also like…” […]


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Teaching Altmetric: new training materials available

(20 July 2015) Today, Altmetric has released its new collection of teaching resources for you to use in your own Altmetric for Institutions training sessions. Altmetric is often asked to share its training slides so it has created a CC-BY licensed collection for you to use in your own teaching. The new teaching materials include everything you need to run a […]


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