Altmetric Blog

Archive: September 2015

So far in this researcher blog series, we’ve talked about how you can use altmetrics and Altmetric data to view, monitor and report on the online attention your research has attracted. The data can be used alongside traditional bibliometric indicators such as citation counts to see who has been sharing your work online, and what they’ve been saying about it. However, don’t forget that you can also use the free Altmetric tools to participate in wider academic conversations, and discover interesting new content and research communication channels. The badges  You might see an Altmetric … Read More
Today we’re excited to release our new training and promotional pack for publishers! We’ve designed this new collection of reusable materials with our publisher customers in mind, to make it easier to run your own Altmetric training sessions, and to help familiarise your teams with the Altmetric Explorer and embeddable badges. We’ve also thrown in additional promotional materials for you to use including posters, banners and leaflets – so you can tell your readers, authors, editors, and colleagues about your Altmetric tools! Here’s what’s included in the publisher training and promo pack: Altmetric Explorer slides to run training sessions – PowerPoint Poster announcing … Read More
We’re excited to announce that today marks the release a new free-to-download eBook resource, co-written by Scholastica and Altmetric: The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics As scholarly workflows and academic communication patterns evolve to meet the needs of today’s digital researcher, a huge shift in the way we think about and identify indicators of broader impacts is taking place. The rise of the Open Access movement and advances in digital publishing workflows are creating more opportunities than ever for scholarship to have an impact both within and beyond academia. Read More
At the end of July this year, Stacy Konkiel, Cat Williams and I launched the Altmetric Ambassadors program. The aim of the program is to engage members of staff with an interest in altmetrics across all types of organisation, and give them the tools and the knowledge to spread the word on altmetrics to their colleagues. Roughly 200 people have signed up be Ambassadors so far, and we’re very excited to be working with them all! Each month, we’ll be releasing an “Ambassador of the month” blog post, in which we’ll introduce one of the ambassadors and talk … Read More
It’s been a busy week here in London – not least because we hosted our first fully-fledged institutional event here on the Macmillan Campus. Aptly titled “Altmetricon”, the day brought together a great group of enthusiastic attendees, including librarians, research officers, academics, policy, funder and think-tank representatives, and a few publisher folk thrown in for good measure. Photo Credit: Maciej Gajewski, 2015   Up first on the program was Altmetric Founder Euan, who gave a brief overview of activity in the field of altmetrics in the last year. Euan highlighted that it is key to remember the difference … Read More
This is a guest post contributed by Karen Gutzman and Pamela Shaw. Karen is the Impact and Evaluation Librarian, and Pamela is the Biosciences and Bioinformatics Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Do your “contributions to science” in the new NIH Biosketch feel rather flat? Want to reinforce just how impactful your work is? The new “contributions to science” section of the NIH Biosketch provides space for up to 5 contributions which should each include: the historical background that frames the scientific problem the influence of the finding(s) on … Read More
Welcome to Altmetric’s “High Five” for August, a discussion of the top five scientific papers with the highest Altmetric scores this month. On a monthly basis, my High Five posts examine a selection of the most popular research outputs Altmetric has seen attention for that month. The theme this month (determined by the articles that have see the most attention) appears to be health and systematic reviews.   Image credit: Wiki, User: Takeaway Paper #1. Is spicy food really the “spice of life”? Our top paper this month is “Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: … Read More