Altmetric Blog

Archive: December 2019

In this blog post, you can find out more about the science stories that hit the headlines in 2019. In the accompanying podcast episode – the last episode of The Altmetric Podcast in 2019 – we zoom in on a couple of the year’s most popular studies. Did you catch much science news in 2019? Maybe you noticed Google claim quantum supremacy. Perhaps you discovered that our galaxy is warped and flared. You might have seen the growing body of evidence that climate change is getting more and more serious. And you probably heard about one of the many … Read More
In this post, Stacy Konkiel, Director of Research Relations at Altmetric, gathers and categorizes the altmetrics-related research that published this year. Photo by M. B. M. on Unsplash Here, I’ve collected and categorized the 50 known articles, preprints and book chapters published in 2019 that analyze Altmetric data. We’re proud to continue to support scientometrics researchers worldwide by offering access to our data, free of charge–something we’ve done since Altmetric was founded in 2011. We’re also grateful to the researchers who study Altmetric data. Through their work, we can better understand the value of altmetrics in a variety … Read More
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. If you’ve ever criticized ‘kids today’ for not reading enough, or being smart enough, or playing outside enough, or respecting their elders enough, then you’ve probably experienced a mental glitch that scientists have identified as common to all generations. When we consider ourselves good at something – respecting authority for example – we tend to think the younger … Read More