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Altmetric has unveiled Altmetric on GBQ, a new way to access and action advanced and highly customizable data analyses.

New guide provides essential insights into Altmetric

Authored by Rachel Miles from Virginia Tech and Robyn Price from Imperial College London, this guide provides an in-depth overview on incorporating altmetrics into bibliometric practice, research analytics, and responsible decision-making.

Altmetrics for research evaluation

A new paper introduces an approach that applies altmetrics to identify unique audiences, local attention, engagement metrics, and mentions and the profile of the actors involved in the mentions. 

Altmetric and Nottingham Trent University ink deal

Nottingham Trent University has chosen Altmetric Explorer to improve the measurement and reporting of social media and alternative metrics.

Altmetric strengthens policy-related content tracking

Altmetric adds four additional languages for the Wikipedia mentions taking the total number of languages tracked to 35 and ten new policy-related sources to its database bringing the total to 536 unique policy source.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research to harness Altmetric capabilities

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada’s federal funding agency for health research, has joined Altmetric to monitor the impact of its funded academic research and better support research that improves health and strengthens health care system in Canada.

LSE blog post tips on getting more out of Altmetric

The article “Beyond the Doughnut: Five Ways to Use Altmetrics for Academic Success,” from the London School of Economics Impact Blog, gives insights on how one can leverage the potential of altmetric scores even further and use altmetrics in assessing the impact of academic research. 

Altmetric partners with Austria’s National Open Access transformation initiative

In an industry first, Altmetric is partnering with Austria’s National Open Access transformation initiative AT2OA2, supplying altmetrics data on over 250,000 research outputs from Austria’s academic institutions…

Re-imagining the top 100

Many of you will be familiar with the annual Altmetric Top 100. Launched in 2013, this list highlighted the most-mentioned scholarly publications from the year and featured much-discussed topical research that had caught the wider public’s imagination…

Welcome to the Gordon Institute of Business Science

Altmetric announced today that the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria (GIBS) is adopting the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, replacing Plum Analytics for all users at the business school…

New data source: Spanish Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the go-to resource for the general public to learn about almost anything online. Altmetric tracks reference to published research in Wikipedia articles, so you can see when your research is used to inform general knowledge on Wikipedia…

Source review: Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) will be removed as a policy attention source

Altmetric tracks over 200 policy sources from around the world, from global organizations like the World Health Organization to local initiatives like the AfricaPortal. By tracking these sources, we aim to provide research stakeholders with insight into the ways in which their publications are used to…

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