About Us

Learn more about Altmetric.

About us

Hi, we're Altmetric, a London-based start-up focused on making article level metrics easy. Our mission is to track and analyse the online activity around scholarly literature.

We think that…

  • Authors should be able to see the attention that their articles are receiving in real-time.
  • Publishers, librarians and repository managers should be able to show authors and readers the conversations surrounding their content.
  • Editors should be able to quickly identify commentary where a response is required.
  • Researchers should be able to see which recent papers their peers think are interesting.

Our story

Altmetric was founded by Euan Adie in 2011 and grew out of the burgeoning altmetrics movement. Euan had previously worked on Postgenomic.com, an open source scientific blog aggregator founded in 2006.

Interested in taking the ideas from Postgenomic forward we entered an altmetrics app into Elsevier's Apps for Science competition and ended up winning. The prize money helped us to grow from an evenings & weekends project into a full-fledged product: the first standalone version of the Altmetric Explorer was released in February 2012.

In July 2012 we took on additional investment from Digital Science.

Our users now include some of the world's leading journals, funders and institutions.

We remain a relatively small company and take pride in our strong focus on engineering and domain knowledge.

Meet the team

Meet some of the talented team that works behind the scenes on Altmetric.com.

Euan Adie

Founder

Martin Bachwerk

R&D Software Engineer

Cat Chimes

Head of Marketing

Louise Hills

Agile Coach

Mustafa Kurtuldu

Senior User Experience Designer, Digital Science

Jean Liu

Product Development Manager

Matthew MacLeod

Software Developer

Oliver Martell

Software Developer

Paul Mucur

Chief Technology Officer

Matt Peperell

System Administrator

Shane Preece

Software Developer

Sara Rouhi

Product Sales Manager

You can reach us at info@altmetric.com or by snail mail at:

Altmetric LLP
The Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St.
London, N1 9XW
UK

If you're interested in joining us, take a look at our jobs page.

News about Altmetric

Check out this page for press releases, blog posts, and other articles that have mentioned Altmetric.

Altmetrics research we've been involved in

Check out these research articles, posters, and essays that we've authored or contributed to:

Liu J & Adie, E. (2014). Realising the Potential of Altmetrics within Institutions. Ariadne Issue 72.

Liu J & Adie E. (2013). New perspectives on article-level metrics: developing ways to assess research uptake and impact online. Insights: the UKSG journal, 26(2), 153-158.

Thelwall M, Haustein S, Larivière V, Sugimoto CR. (2013). Do Altmetrics Work? Twitter and Ten Other Social Web Services. PLOS ONE, 8(5): e64841. [Data contribution]

Liu J & Adie E. (2013). Five Challenges in Altmetrics: A Toolmaker’s Perspective. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 39(4), 31-34. [Free version on ASIS&T site]

Liu J, Adie E, Bishop L, Venis S. (2013). Poster: Using altmetrics and citation counts to assess the social and academic impact of Médecins Sans Frontières publications. [Presented at the 2013 MSF Scientific Day]

Adie, E & Roe, W. (2013). Altmetric: enriching scholarly content with article-level discussion and metrics. Learned Publishing, 26(1), 11-17. [Free version on figshare]