Altmetric Blog

Archive: June 2019

In another of our monthly blog post written by Science Wordsmith Lucy Goodchild, we explore the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast here. It’s the bane of the office worker’s day: the inevitable disagreement about the temperature in the room. Feeling hot? Open a window and jumpers may be pulled on passive-aggressively. Too cold? That heater you’re hiding under the desk might get your neighbour into a sweat. We’ve known for a while that … Read More
In the first episode of a new blog series, Head of Metrics Development Mike Taylor explores how Altmetric and Dimensions data can be used to build research narratives. This blog post has also been published on the Dimensions blog. Shortly after I joined Digital Science and Altmetric three years ago, I started to champion the idea that we could use Altmetric and Dimensions data as the foundations to building research narratives – descriptive stories of the trends in research output, scholarly impact, and public conversations. The idea was to focus on small, topic-based clusters of research. Human-scale analytics, … Read More
In the second in the two-part blog post, Juergen Wastl, Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science, explains how the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions can assist preparations for REF 2021. In our blog post published yesterday we looked back at REF 2014 and provided a view on how altmetrics could have assisted in REF 2014 submission preparations. In this blog post we look at how the Altmetric Explorer can support the preparations for REF 2021. The Explorer for Institutions is an intuitive platform that enables you to monitor the online activity … Read More
In the first in a two-part blog post, Juergen Wastl, Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science, explains how Altmetric data can support REF 2021 REF submission preparations. Following the final consultation on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in mid October 2018, UK higher education institutions (HEIs) are now ramping up preparations for REF 2021 – with the deadline for submissions rapidly approaching in November 2020. In this blog post we will look back at REF 2014 and provide a view on how altmetrics could have assisted in REF 2014 submission preparations and how they can … Read More
In another of our monthly blog post written by Science Wordsmith Lucy Goodchild, we explore the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast here. A Nature commentary with the support of 850 signatories has generated the highest Altmetric attention score of all time. What if our collective scientific knowledge was structured around an arbitrary threshold, a change to which could alter our assessment of scientific findings, shifting the basis on which policy is built and, … Read More