Altmetric Blog

We speak to Jennifer Regala, Managing Editor of The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, and Liz Allen, Director of MarCom & Strategic Development at Annual Reviews, about the addition of Altmetric top lists to their websites and how they have benefited their readers, authors, librarians and more. A number of our publisher customers are focusing their audiences’ attention by highlighting their most talked about publications via a “top” Altmetric list. These lists are created using the Altmetric API along with a few lines of magic code and can appear in a variety of different ways on various parts of publishers’ … Read More
Christina Chan-Park, Science Librarian at Baylor University, describes the 2019 Altmetric Research Grant winning project that her team intends on completing. Our research team from Baylor University (Christina Chan-Park, Science Librarian; Clayton Crenshaw, Music Librarian; and Sha Towers, Interim Associate Dean of Central Libraries and liaison librarian to art and theatre) is honored and excited to receive the 2019 Altmetric grant. Our research is motivated by the trend at Baylor, as at many other universities, to showcase the impact of its faculty through data. Research information management (RIM) systems such as Digital Measures and Academic Analytics are increasingly used to … Read More
In another of our monthly blog post written by Science Wordsmith Lucy Goodchild, we explore the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast here. It’s the bane of the office worker’s day: the inevitable disagreement about the temperature in the room. Feeling hot? Open a window and jumpers may be pulled on passive-aggressively. Too cold? That heater you’re hiding under the desk might get your neighbour into a sweat. We’ve known for a while that … Read More
In the first episode of a new blog series, Head of Metrics Development Mike Taylor explores how Altmetric and Dimensions data can be used to build research narratives. This blog post has also been published on the Dimensions blog. Shortly after I joined Digital Science and Altmetric three years ago, I started to champion the idea that we could use Altmetric and Dimensions data as the foundations to building research narratives – descriptive stories of the trends in research output, scholarly impact, and public conversations. The idea was to focus on small, topic-based clusters of research. Human-scale analytics, … Read More
In the second in the two-part blog post, Juergen Wastl, Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science, explains how the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions can assist preparations for REF 2021. In our blog post published yesterday we looked back at REF 2014 and provided a view on how altmetrics could have assisted in REF 2014 submission preparations. In this blog post we look at how the Altmetric Explorer can support the preparations for REF 2021. The Explorer for Institutions is an intuitive platform that enables you to monitor the online activity … Read More
In the first in a two-part blog post, Juergen Wastl, Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science, explains how Altmetric data can support REF 2021 REF submission preparations. Following the final consultation on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in mid October 2018, UK higher education institutions (HEIs) are now ramping up preparations for REF 2021 – with the deadline for submissions rapidly approaching in November 2020. In this blog post we will look back at REF 2014 and provide a view on how altmetrics could have assisted in REF 2014 submission preparations and how they can … Read More
In another of our monthly blog post written by Science Wordsmith Lucy Goodchild, we explore the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast here. A Nature commentary with the support of 850 signatories has generated the highest Altmetric attention score of all time. What if our collective scientific knowledge was structured around an arbitrary threshold, a change to which could alter our assessment of scientific findings, shifting the basis on which policy is built and, … Read More
Introducing our latest Altmetric Explorer filters: Funders & Open Access Status. Register for our webinar on May 28th for demonstration of how this new functionality will allow users to quickly see and report on the engagement around funded research, understand the influence Open Access has on online attention and much more. We’re very pleased to announce that today we’ve introduced some crucial new functionality to the Altmetric Explorer. Our new search and filter options will allow you to find out how and by whom research funded by a specific organization and/or published Open Access has been discussed online. Read More
Implementation Manager, Charlotte Perry-Houts, walks through how to share your published research online so that it gets tracked by Altmetric. You’ve just published your research online – congratulations! Whether you’ve posted a preprint, uploaded a data set to a repository, or reached the end of the peer review journey and seen your article go online, you’re probably excited to share your work with the world. Altmetric can start tracking attention to your research as soon as it goes online! To ensure that Altmetric captures your mentions, it helps to understand how we track attention to research. This diagram illustrates … Read More
In another of our monthly blog post written by Science Wordsmith Lucy Goodchild, we explore the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast here. Why an Annals of Internal Medicinestudy replicating previous results hit the headlines When Dr. Anders Hviid published his latest study, he didn’t expect it to get the attention it did – after all, he had done a similar study 17 years earlier with the very same results. But given the current momentum of the antivaxx movement, any new study showing … Read More