Altmetric Blog

Archive: May 2014

Summer is nearly here in London (at least that’s the party line, and we’re sticking to it) and with it comes conference season. The Altmetric team have been busy preparing for events all over the world, and in the next month or so you can catch us at: SSP 2014, Boston, USA 28th – 30th May Altmetric founder Euan Adie will be joining a panel to discuss ‘21st Century Assessment: How Authors, Publishers, & Readers are using Altmetrics‘ – or you can stop by the Digital Science booth … Read More
This is a guest post contributed by Oliver Martell – a developer at Altmetric In the last couple of months we’ve been busy shipping a lot of new product features and one of the main challenges as a new developer in the team has been understanding how all the systems work together to bake all those colourful doughnuts. So, today I will try to give you a simplified idea of what happens behind the scenes at Altmetric. The core goal of our product is to track the online attention around scholarly literature. We want to help publishers, institutions … Read More
Sarah MacLeod This is Part 2 of a special guest blog post by Sarah MacLeod, who has an MSc in Cardiovascular Physiology and Biophysics from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). Her article was selected to appear on the Altmetric blog, following the conclusion of a Interactions-style blogging project run by Dalhousie’s Department of Pharmacology and Altmetric (more details here).   Catch up on Part 1 of this post from last week. Exercise Addiction: Passion or Problem? Old New Year’s resolutions and the recent Sochi Winter Olympics may have you inspired to hit the gym. As a result, you … Read More
This is a guest blog post by Laura Wheeler. She is the Community Manager at Digital Science. The role of a community manager didn’t exist ten years ago, but with the advent of new tools and social technologies, we are changing how we interact and behave online, particularly in the way we digest news. My role is to tap into this active community of people online. It is not just to tweet about the awesome things Digital Science and our portfolio companies are up to, it’s to help foster an online community of scientists who we want to … Read More
Sarah MacLeod This is Part 1 of a special guest blog post by Sarah MacLeod, who has an MSc in Cardiovascular Physiology and Biophysics from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). Her article was selected to appear on the Altmetric blog, following the conclusion of a Interactions-style blogging project run by Dalhousie’s Department of Pharmacology and Altmetric (more details here).   Introduction The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife. – David Ogilvy The phrase “consumer awareness” brings to mind how incredibly fortunate most of us are to have an excess of choices at our disposal when shopping … Read More
This is a guest blog post by Tamar Loach. She is a Research Metrics Analyst at Digital Science. Figure 1. The percentage of tweets pointing to articles from journals tagged in each major field of research (as defined by the Australian Research Council). Journals can be assigned to multiple fields of research, with no fractional counting used here. Tweets that aren’t pointing to an article from a journal included in the FOR system aren’t included in this analysis. It’s fairly easy to see from the Altmetric database that medical articles receive a disproportionate amount of online … Read More