Altmetric Blog

Archive: September 2014

It’s a busy time for the Altmetric team this week – tomorrow we’ll be running a hack day for anyone and everyone with an interest in science or altmetrics development, and on Thursday and Friday we are off to the Wellcome Collection for the 1:AM altmetrics conference, which we’ve been involved in organising with the support of some great folks from PLOS, Elsevier, Springer, and the Wellcome Trust. Both have generated a lot of interest and a fantastic amount of support from across the academic community – it’s been great for us to … Read More
I don’t think the top three science stars on Twitter are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox and Dawkins. The honour, I think, should go to a disembodied brain, a Japanese science journalist and a health blogger from Thailand. Obviously. Here’s our list: @neuro_skeptic Neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry through a skeptical lens. Just a brain with some eyes. @yuji_ikegaya Google translation from Japanese: Ikeya Yuji brain researchers. […] Serialized in Weekly Asahi, Yomiuri Shimbun, economist, at Kooyong other. I will introduce the latest information on brain research at Twitter. @thidakarn Google translation from Thai: Doctor lazy feline Issued … Read More
This Tuesday marked the first ever Altmetric and figshare publisher product day. Invited delegates from across the industry came together in Camden to hear from our guest speakers, and to participate in product workshops to help shape future development. Up first were Mark Hahnel, founder of figshare, and Euan, from Altmetric, to give an update on what each company had been working on, and what we were hoping to get from the day. They were followed by David de Roure of the ESRC, who … Read More
The Altmetric team is going to be busy over the next few months! It’s back to school time and we’ll be hitting the road again to meet, greet, present and learn from all of you at loads of different events in the run up to Christmas (too early?! get shopping…) If you’d like to hear more about about how we work and the tools we offer for publishers, institutions and funders, do get in touch to arrange a meeting or stop by our sessions at the following events: ALPSP Annual Conference 10th – 12th September, London, … Read More