Altmetric Blog

Archive: March 2017

Whilst altmetrics can help you track the conversations around your published work, the data can also have practical applications to directly assist with the process of conducting research. In this post I’m going to take you through the different ways in which altmetrics can help you find new research partnerships and collaborators for your next project!   Tracking the discussion Altmetric collate all mentions of tracked research in details pages which are an easily navigable dashboard of who is talking about each piece of research, what they’re saying and where. Mentions … Read More
Following on from the success of last autumn’s relaunched Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, this week we upgraded all of our publisher customers to the brand new Altmetric Explorer for Publishers (EFP v2)! Since 2012, the Explorer for Publishers has been used by publishing editors, marketing teams, and press officers to monitor and report on the attention data received by their journal articles. After the introduction of Altmetric tracking for books and chapters last year, we also added over a million new records to the Explorer database (available with … Read More
This post was written by Adrian Stanley, Vice President of Publisher Business Development at Digital Science, and posted on the Digital Science blog on the 15th March. The original post can be found here. As previously posted by Digital Science, The STEM Fellowship Big Data Challenge is a unique endeavor and learning experiment. Focused on the development of the new generation of students’ natural data analysis talents, it  is a creative and inspirational grass-roots event that Digital Science, Altmetric, Overleaf and Figshare were proud to support. The competition aspect added a nice buzz to the event, with four different … Read More
The following guest post was written by Kornelia Junge, Senior Research Manager at Wiley and Altmetric Ambassador.  Traditionally the verdict about the quality of a piece of research has been left to the researcher’s peers, assuming that they are the only ones qualified enough to judge. Also, in many cases they would be the only ones actually interested enough to read the article. Although the general public can quickly find scientific content on the web these days, many authors still look only towards their peers for evaluation. But meanwhile there are several parties who need to evaluate research without … Read More
Welcome to the Altmetric High Five for February! On a monthly basis, my High Five posts examine a selection of the most popular research outputs Altmetric has seen attention for that month. This month’s papers all have big, catchy headlines, from the earliest life on earth, to earth-like exoplanets, to human longevity.   Tubes of hematite, an iron-rich mineral, might be evidence of microbial billions of years ago. Matthew Dodd/University College London Paper #1. The Earliest Life on Earth – Found? Our first High Five paper appeared in Nature last week with the headline-making title “Evidence for early life in Earth’s oldest … Read More