Altmetric Blog

Archive: March 2020

Lucy Goodchild explores 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 episode here. When you see someone for the first time, you can usually guess roughly how old they are. This is because we spend our whole lives interacting with people, we see what they look like and often know how old they are, so our brains develop a sort of model we can base predictions on. Every so often, someone will surprise us – if they look significantly younger or older than … Read More
Book publishers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to engaging with authors; commissioning must-read content, finding new authors to work with as well as encouraging authors to publish again. Altmetric data makes the perfect companion to existing data for books allowing book publishers, and their authors, to understand the big picture of the impact a book is having.   In a recent Altmetric webinar, author David Giannetto and Digital Science’s Sara Grimme discussed how publishers help their authors to promote their titles and connect with the media . In a world where attracting potential … Read More