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Welcome to a new year of the Altmetric High Five! On a monthly basis, my High Five posts examine a selection of the most popular research outputs Altmetric has seen attention for that month. This month’s theme is changing history. The top scientific papers this month according to Altmetric.com all have big implications for our understanding of human, and celestial, history.   Pluto may no longer be a planet, but another “planet nine” may lurk beyond it. Pluto in false color. Image credit: … Read More
Over the last few years the topic of research metrics and evaluation has been increasingly discussed amongst researchers, funders and those in academic institutions. At the same time, publishers large and small have been quick to add these data to their platforms, in many cases by means of embedding the Altmetric donut badge you may have come across some of the journals you read. So what does the evolution of these new metrics mean for academic journal editors, and how can they ensure that their publication benefits from their application? In this blog post we’ll provide an overview of the … Read More