(16 June 2015) This week, the London Book Fair saw the launch of Bookmetrix, an exciting new book metrics platform built in partnership with Springer. The project was born after Martijn Roelandse (Manager Publishing Innovation at Springer) and Euan Adie (Founder of Altmetric) began brainstorming ways to showcase the wider impact of books, similar to how altmetrics are being used to illustrate the wider impact of articles. After formalising the project, a dedicated team within Altmetric worked closely with Springer counterparts for 6 months to transform the initial ideas into working software.
The mission of Bookmetrix is this: to give authors, editors, and readers a unique way to explore the broader impact and engagement generated by a Springer book. By bringing together many different types of metrics, namely citations, online mentions, reference manager readership stats, book reviews, and downloads, Springer’s editorial teams will be able to gain a better understanding of how their books have been received.
Read the complete announcement here.