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Archive: December 2017

2017 has gone in the blink of an eye, and as we approach the new year we thought we’d take a moment to look back over the top Altmetric discoveries, tips and developments from the last 12 months – read on to be ready to tackle 2018 head on! Here are just some of the highlights:   1. Making sense of the mentions means a lot We released some big new product updates this year, including the Export Mentions feature in the Explorer, which gave people the ability to get a whole new level of … Read More
2017 saw an explosive growth in the number of researchers investigating Altmetric’s data, with some pretty cool results! Thanks to the 30+ publications, presentations, and theses/dissertations that researchers have released, we’ve learned (among many other things) that: The percentage of research discussed online doubled between 2011 and 2015; For ornithology research, higher Altmetric Attention Scores are correlated with a 112% increase in citation rate; and In chemistry, publishing Open Access leads to more online attention for female authors Here are some of the many Open Access* research outputs resulting … Read More
Once again we find ourselves just a few weeks away from the holidays and diving in to the most popular articles from the year in the annual Altmetric Top 100! The list showcases research that has really caught the attention of a broader audience in the last 12 months, and this year reveals some very topical conversations. Much of the most discussed research speaks to the broader social zeitgeist: tackling gender stereotypes, the stigmas around mental illness, robots taking our jobs and the effects of climate change are all covered. The top 3 papers of 2017 are: … Read More
Last month, we launched a contest inviting our users to tell us how Altmetric has advanced their careers, helped them in their jobs, and benefitted their organizations. We received fantastic entries from around the world, from researchers, librarians, and publishers alike. Ultimately, the contest winner was Rajiv Nariani from York University in Toronto, Canada. Congrats, Rajiv! With Rajiv’s permission, we’re sharing his winning entry answer to the question, “How has Altmetric helped you?” here: Altmetrics have helped start conversations about research metrics at York University. These discussions … Read More
Dr. Suze Kundu is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey as a well as a presenter, writer and keynote speaker. Her recent work includes contributions to Forbes, Standard Issue and BuzzFeed as well as presenting at this years SpotOn event. We interviewed Suze about her current projects, her favourite channels to communicate science on, tips for researchers new to science communication and much more. Check out the Storify below to read the full interview: [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “Altmetchat with Dr. Suze Kundu” on Storify</a>]   … Read More