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Archive: December 2013

2013 in review It’s been an incredible year for us at Altmetric. We just published an end-of-year roundup with our 2013 Top 100 list (we’re still buzzing from all the attention it received!), but we still have a few more of our experiences to share before we say goodbye to 2013. Life in the office has been very busy, and our development team worked hard on a variety of projects this year. We started working on some new and exciting products (details to follow in the new year) but we also continued to strengthen our data with new sources. We launched … Read More
Changes are afoot for the Altmetric data! In January 2014, we will be extending our tracked sources to include pre- and post-publication peer reviews of articles from the Publons platform. Publons was first launched in early 2013, and aims to serve the needs of the wider peer-review community, including authors, researchers, and the reviewers themselves. The site currently has over 400 registered users, and is on track to have several hundred reviews on it by the end of the year. All of the post-publication reviews submitted are open access (pre-publication reviews can be open … Read More
As we near the end of 2013, it’s time for us at Altmetric to reflect on another fascinating year of scholarly conversations. Last December, we put together a list of the top 10 most popular articles from 2012, which was also publicised by the Nature Newsblog. Throughout the year, we also presented our “High Five” series of posts, which summed up the 5 most popular articles at the end of each month. For this year’s final wrap up, we decided to do something a bit more ambitious, and created a special microsite to showcase the … Read More
This month, medical topics dominated our High Five list. Some papers that received the most attention came from the New England Journal of Medicine, BMJ, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. PLOS ONE also captured public imagination with 2 curious and headline-grabbing articles. Here’s another monthly wrap-up of 5 of the most highly mentioned articles from the Altmetric database in November. Data are accurate as of 28 November 2013. Please note that the Altmetric scores shown here represent the amount of attention surrounding individual articles, and  don’t indicate the quality of the research. [altmetric doi=”10.1056/NEJMoa1307352″ float=”right”] “Association of Nut … Read More