Altmetric Blog

Archive: April 2015

This post discusses the launch and roll-out of Altmetric data and badges across the Michigan Publishing portfolio. It was written with great input from Jon McGlone and Rebecca Welzenbach at Michigan Publishing – thank you both for your efforts and thoughtful contributions!  You might have seen Michigan Publishing’s recent announcement on the introduction of Altmetric badges across their journal portfolio. The roll out of the badges marks the beginning of what Michigan Publishing are positioning as a two year pilot phase to roll out Altmetric data across much of their content – … Read More
We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a brand new design for the Altmetric details pages. The new details pages are now appearing on the Altmetric Explorer, Altmetric for Institutions, and the free Altmetric Bookmarklet. (They’ll also be made available on publicly-accessible publisher details pages soon.) Read on to find out about the new features we’ve added, and learn more about our launch plans.   Listening to user feedback The new design constitutes the most significant change we’ve made to the details pages since Altmetric was founded in 2011. Efforts to revamp the details pages … Read More
Introducing Bookmetrix Celebrating the launch of Bookmetrix after the London Book Fair. From left to right: Milan Wielinga and Martijn Roelandse of Springer. Euan Adie, Jean Liu, Matt MacLeod, and Jakub Pawlowicz of Altmetric. This week, the London Book Fair saw the launch of Bookmetrix, an exciting new book metrics platform that we have built in partnership with Springer. The project was born after Martijn Roelandse (Manager Publishing Innovation at Springer), Euan Adie (Founder of Altmetric), and Milan Wielinga (EVP Strategy and M&A at Springer) began brainstorming ways to showcase the wider impact of books, similar to how altmetrics … Read More
The Research Exellence Framework is a process of assessing research quality at UK universities and is funded and organised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. At Altmetric, we work with a lot of UK universities and are always really interested in learning more about the processes of research assessment. To this end, I attended the one-day REFlections event at the Royal Society on 25th March, to gain an insight into what people thought of the REF 2014, and in particular to hear what people had to say about the … Read More
This guest post is contributed by Fernando T Maestre. Fernando is a Professor in the Biology and Geology Department of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in Móstoles (Madrid, Spain). In this post he talks about how he has been using altmetrics data to supplement his funding proposals and impact reporting:  Some months after I wrote a tweet about how I was using alternative metrics of the impact of my research outputs (altmetrics hereafter) in my proposals, I was contacted by Cat Chimes from Almetric, who asked me if they could use it as an example about … Read More
This blog was first published on April 1st, 2015. Please see the note at the end for further details. Altmetric are excited to announce that from the end of April 2015 we will be deploying brand new technology to enable the tracking of published articles, datasets, images and other research outputs discussed at major conferences. The new technology will capture mentions made by academics as part of their hallway and lunch queue conversations. WATERCOOLER (Wide Area TravElling Reference COOLectER) is an inconspicuous, autonomous aerial drone capable of up to two hours of uninterrupted indoors flight. It is based at … Read More