Altmetric Blog

Archive: September 2013

Many people looking at altmetrics use a lot of social media data and there are well-established spammy industries built up around paying for tweets and Facebook Likes. Given that we know a small minority of researchers already resort to manipulating citations, it’s not much of a leap to wonder whether or not an unscrupulous author might spend $100 to try and raise the profile of one of their papers without having to do any, you know, work. How much of this goes on? How can we spot it? What should our reaction be? We were one of the original signers of … Read More
Donuts are now integrated into 5 Royal Society of Chemistry journals We’re pleased to announce that Altmetric donuts have now been integrated into 5 Royal Society of Chemistry journals. The 5 journals participating in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new altmetrics initiative are: Energy and Environmental Science, Dalton Transactions, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Chemical Society Reviews, and Lab on a Chip. Our donuts now appear in ‘Metrics’ tabs on article pages in the participating journals. Examples of the integration can be seen here on a journal article page, and here on a custom … Read More
New promotional video for publishers Last week we unveiled a new promo video, which explains our main offering for scholarly publishers: the embeddable badges, API, and Altmetric Explorer web app. In the video, we explain how to get started with the badges, and what kinds of things you can do with the Altmetric API and Explorer. Check out the video below.     Upcoming Altmetric appearances Altmetric team members have got a packed calendar this autumn. If you’re attending any of the events listed below and would like to have a chat with us … Read More