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We speak to Jennifer Regala, Managing Editor of The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, and Liz Allen, Director of MarCom & Strategic Development at Annual Reviews, about the addition of Altmetric top lists to their websites and how they have benefited their readers, authors, librarians and more. A number of our publisher customers are focusing their audiences’ attention by highlighting their most talked about publications via a “top” Altmetric list. These lists are created using the Altmetric API along with a few lines of magic code and can appear in a variety of different ways on various parts of publishers’ … 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. 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 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
Introducing our latest Altmetric Explorer filters: Funders & Open Access Status. Register for our webinar on May 28th for demonstration of how this new functionality will allow users to quickly see and report on the engagement around funded research, understand the influence Open Access has on online attention and much more. We’re very pleased to announce that today we’ve introduced some crucial new functionality to the Altmetric Explorer. Our new search and filter options will allow you to find out how and by whom research funded by a specific organization and/or published Open Access has been discussed online. Read More
Implementation Manager, Charlotte Perry-Houts, walks through how to share your published research online so that it gets tracked by Altmetric. You’ve just published your research online – congratulations! Whether you’ve posted a preprint, uploaded a data set to a repository, or reached the end of the peer review journey and seen your article go online, you’re probably excited to share your work with the world. Altmetric can start tracking attention to your research as soon as it goes online! To ensure that Altmetric captures your mentions, it helps to understand how we track attention to research. This diagram illustrates … 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. Why an Annals of Internal Medicinestudy replicating previous results hit the headlines When Dr. Anders Hviid published his latest study, he didn’t expect it to get the attention it did – after all, he had done a similar study 17 years earlier with the very same results. But given the current momentum of the antivaxx movement, any new study showing … Read More
Since 2016, Altmetric has awarded an annual research grant to fund research that facilitates new insights into altmetrics as part of the wider scholarly agenda. The grant supports projects that would not otherwise receive the necessary funding, and has been open for three consecutive years to academics, researchers and librarians interested in doing research in the altmetrics space. In the three years since the inception of the award, some very talented awardees have used the funds for research into diverse aspects of altmetrics.  In this blog post, we look back on our past grant winners and what they have achieved. Papers, … 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. How global coverage of a paper in The Lancet could help transform our food system Food is something we all have in common: as humans, we need to eat in order to survive. But food can have negative impacts, both on human health and on the environment. Obesity rates are soaring in some populations, while hunger is ravaging others. Monoculture crops are … Read More
To celebrate this Academic Book Week we are pleased to release a report which sums up the learnings from a pilot project undertaken jointly by the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) and Altmetric. The aim of the project, which ran throughout 2017, was to understand how altmetrics could support the many functions of a university press: recruiting new monograph ideas and authors, marketing a press’s current publications and backlist, tracking sales, and more. The six participating university presses were given access to the Altmetric Explorer and in exchange the presses provided us with detailed metadata … Read More