Altmetric Blog

Archive: November 2019

In scholarly publishing and research evaluation, the journal article has dominated for years. In the most extreme cases, researchers are promoted and rewarded based purely on the number of publications they have produced in a year (especially the percentage of those published in ‘High Impact’ journals) — leaving the future of the book or monograph unclear.  In a recent Altmetric webinar, stakeholders from across the scholarly space came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities that books present. Books, it was agreed, have a very vital part to play in scholarly communications – and offer a unique value that cannot … Read More
Do you know who is engaging with your research and that of your peers the most? Having this information at your fingertips can help build your professional networks, benchmark performance, evidence successes, and shape more effective communication strategies.  It’s certainly something a lot of our users have been asking for, and so we’re really excited to announce our newest addition to the Altmetric Explorer: the ‘Mention Sources’ tab! Available from today, the Mention Sources tab makes it quick and easy to see exactly which sources and people (e.g., specific tweeters, news outlets, policy sources, … Read More
Want to save time and conduct better, more in-depth analyses of the research landscape? If you’ve got access to both Dimensions (Plus or Analytics) and the Altmetric Explorer then you’ll be excited to hear about Dimensions’ latest release: a new integration that enables users to instantly import search queries into the Altmetric Explorer, allowing for a more detailed attention analysis.   Using this search integration, users will be able to run a publications search query in Dimensions as usual, and then quickly and easily view the corresponding in-depth attention data directly in the Altmetric Explorer. Supporting collaboration, in-depth analysis and so … Read More
Altmetrics gaming, promiscuous tweets and how to promote your work ethically – In another 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 podcast episode here. After months (or maybe years) of work, you’ve packaged your research into an article, it has gone through the peer review process and you’ve got a link to its permanent online location, ready to share with the world. What do you do? Tweet it once or schedule a whole … Read More