(12 June 2014, London, UK and Boston, USA) Alternative metrics provider Altmetric today announced the release of Altmetric for Institutions, a web-based software application that enables higher educational institutions to track and evaluate the online dissemination and impact of their authored research.
Altmetric collates mentions of scholarly articles across traditional and social media, blog posts, reference management tools and post-publication peer review sites. In addition to these established sources the data will now also reflect if an article has been cited or mentioned in public policy documents, offering a much needed insight into the real-life application of research.
Incorporating advanced search and filtering functionality, Altmetric for Institutions offers librarians, research administrators, communication officers and faculty themselves an easy and intuitive way of monitoring and reporting on the online attention surrounding individual articles.
The press release is here.