Altmetric Blog

Archive: July 2017

How do you choose where to publish your research? Are there a set handful of journals that are seen as ‘the best’ in your discipline? Has your supervisor pointed you to one that they typically refer to? These approaches are good, but they might miss journals that are relatively new or better suited for your work than your supervisor realises. In this post we’ll explore a slightly different approach, which will offer some tips for making a more informed decision to help you ensure you achieve the outcomes you’re after. Image Credit: flickr, University of … Read More
We added a cool new feature to the Explorer last week, though it’s hidden away a little: the ability to export the actual mentions of a set of outputs as CSV (comma separated values, suitable for loading in Excel and other spreadsheet applications). Let’s use it to pull out some insights! You’ve always been able to download and analyze counts and metadata about research outputs, like journal articles, datasets, book chapters and about journals. To get the actual news headlines, blog names and so on, though, you’d previously need to have used our … Read More
In the past, even the very recent past, if you were involved in Research and Development of new medical technologies, be they drugs, implements or other Scientific, Technical, Engineering or Medical (STEM) developments, you were inevitably on a constant hunt for bleeding edge research materials as they were published, or cited in the scientific literature. Seen in terms of discovery and research, both publication and citation were (and are) a form of information filtering, which allow researchers to assign a level of quality and audience engagement around research. If an item is heavily cited, one can assume, using citations as … Read More
Since 2014 the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has been using Altmetric data to record and showcase the broader impact of its publications. By integrating the Altmetric donut visualisations onto the article pages, ASHA are able to provide their journal website visitors with the complete record online attention for their publications. ASHA were also an early adopter of the Altmetric Explorer for Publishers, which gives their staff access to analytics around the engagement for their journals. They recently integrated … Read More
Welcome to the Altmetric High Five for June! On a monthly basis, my High Five posts examine a selection of the most popular research outputs Altmetric has seen attention for that month. June saw the return of a human health theme in media coverage about new research studies. Human health scares and updated information about the origin of Homo sapiens made headline splashes this month.   8 women with the same Body Mass Index rating (BMI – 30). Select Research, 09-09-08, via Wikimedia. Paper #1. Obesity and Health Our first High Five paper is “Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 … Read More