Altmetric Blog

Archive: April 2018

Over the last few years I’ve had the chance to talk with dozens of universities and research institutes who’ve had funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, whose evaluation dates are now, to many a sweating researcher’s brow, looming ever closer. During that time, one of the most keenly sought after areas for support from the Altmetric service has been that part of funding evaluation known as “Innovation Actions”.   Innovation is directly tied to Funding “Innovation Actions” are critical measures to the success of the research being funded by beneficiaries of the Horizon 2020 … Read More
Updating your Altmetric Explorer for Institutions (EFI) instance without a Research Information Management System just got a whole lot easier! We’re proud to announce a new Altmetric EFI feature, the CSV Uploader tool. The new tool quickly and easily walks EFI administrators through the process of updating their institution’s data in Altmetric using comma separated value (CSV) spreadsheet files containing their publications and department data. Institutional repositories and Research Information Management System like Symplectic Elements have historically been the most common ways to add data to Altmetric Explorer for Institutions. But not everyone has … Read More
Welcome to the March High Five! On a monthly basis, the High Five post highlights the papers that have received the most attention from a particular attention source type – whether it’s blogs, policy documents, Twitter, Wikipedia, or something else! This month we’ll be focusing on the papers published in March that we’ve tracked the most attention for in blogs. Altmetric indexes more than eleven thousand blogs #1 Are your facts alternative? Image credit: Marcus Kelman Our first paper is “The spread of true and false news online … Read More
Our colourful Altmetric donuts have received a lot of love over the years – whether it’s people sharing them on Twitter, liking them on instagram or showcasing them on their websites. We’ve been working hard on going beyond just visualizations though and we’re now delighted to announce that the next generation of donut is here! We call it the “Scratch and Sniff”. The donuts have the same distinctive look and feel as the original Altmetric graphic, but on most modern screens they now come with an extra level of goodness. When an item of research is … Read More