Altmetric Blog

Archive: October 2013

BMJ Group integrates Altmetric into their portfolio of journals We’re pleased to be supporting Open Access Week with the BMJ Group. As you might have read yesterday on the BMJ Web Development Blog, Altmetric donuts have just been implemented into the BMJ’s portfolio of specialty journals. According to the blog post by Claire Bower, digital communications manager at BMJ, the move was “[i]n support of this year’s theme for Open Access Week, ‘redefining impact’”. The BMJ has recently been exploring Altmetric data, and they put together this list of 12 open access articles from … Read More
Mascot President Icinghower visits Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco with the Altmetric team. Alcatraz is visible in the background. Mingling with the altmetrics community Last week, a few Altmetric team members (our founder Euan Adie, our CTO Paul Mucur, and myself) were in San Francisco for an important altmetrics-related meeting: the 2013 PLOS ALM Workshop. (Euan also attended and spoke at the NISO Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project Meeting, which took place the day before the PLOS Workshop.) A number of excellent summaries of the two altmetrics meetings have been popping up this week. We … Read More
September was quite a bizarre month for scholarly conversations. Cognition, light sabres, monster volcanoes, and (ahem) men’s private parts were all discussion topics. Here’s another monthly wrap-up of 5 new and popular articles picked from the Altmetric database. Data are accurate as of 1 October 2013.   [altmetric doi=”10.1038/nature12512″ float=”right”] 1. Attractive photons in a quantum nonlinear medium Published on 25 September in Nature One Redditor declared that it was time to “[d]ust off your old Jedi costumes”, because researchers had created a new form of matter from photons. With the researchers themselves comparing this … Read More