Altmetric Blog

Archive: November 2015

Easily get the Altmetric attention data for your research outputs using your ORCID iD Adding ORCID support to the Altmetric Explorer and Altmetric for Institutions has been the #1 feature request that we’ve received in the last year. As such, we’re very happy announce today that we have added a brand new ORCID filter to the Explorer family of apps (which includes the original Altmetric Explorer for publishers, the free Explorer for librarians, and Altmetric for Institutions). As an Explorer user, you are now able to enter a single ORCID at a time to search for Altmetric attention data for all the research outputs associated … Read More
The purpose of this blog series has been to help researchers understand the advantages of using Altmetric data to monitor and showcase the conversations around their work. We’ve looked at examples of how data-savvy researchers have used the data to enrich their online presence, and have also posted some more theoretical pieces on the Altmetric score and the potential for tracking non-traditional research outputs. The purpose of this final post is to provide some examples of how people have used the Altmetric API and badges to add functionality to web applications … Read More
In yesterday’s post, I shared a new approach to documenting your “broader impacts” in grant applications using metrics and related data, with the aim of giving you solid impact evidence that will send your application to the top of the stack. Today, let’s talk about some specific types of metrics you can use in your next grant application, including what impacts they communicate and tools that can gather them automatically. Remember, we’re only interested in metrics that relate to the grant program you’re applying for and inform the type(s) of impact you’re arguing you’ve had. A “kitchen sink” approach this … Read More
Has your research introduced popular new methods to your discipline, had an influence on public policy, or changed the way the public understands complex topics like knowledge transfer? If so, such evidence likely exists online and can be used to make a case for funding. Did you know that the average science PI spends 116 hours preparing a single grant proposal? How much of that time is spent finding and documenting evidence of “broader impacts” and engagement? Luckily, it’s now possible streamline at least some of the grant preparation process, so researchers can spend less time on … Read More
Our Altmetric Ambassador of the month for November is Elisabeth Vogler, a PHD student and lecturer at the German Institute for International Educational Research. Elisabeth has a Masters degree in library and information science, and is planning to write her PHD thesis on altmetrics. She is currently working on a project entitled “Altmetrics for Education Science in Germany”, the objective of which is to study altmetrics data for German educational research outputs, and identify interesting stories that can be told using this data. She was recently invited to present on altmetrics to a … Read More
Explore attention data for more than 10,000 ClinicalTrials.gov study records We’re proud to announce today that Altmetric has begun displaying a wealth of online attention paid to clinical trial study records from ClinicalTrials.gov, the world’s largest registry of clinical trials. Operated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, ClinicalTrials.gov holds registrations from about 200,000 trials from more than 170 countries in the world. (You can find out more about the registry here.) Currently, online attention collected from our various sources since 2014 has been matched to over 10,000 study records from ClinicalTrials.gov; each of these has its own … Read More
Welcome to Altmetric’s “High Five” for October, 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. Appropriate for the month of Halloween, this month’s top scientific papers often border on “outlandishly” curious findings! Region that the Kepler Space Telescope can see.   Paper #1. Planet hunters find… Impact debris or an alien mega-structure? Our top paper this month is titled “Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 – Where’s the Flux?” The … Read More