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Celebrating Open Access Week

Jean Liu, 22nd October 2013

OA weekBMJ Group integrates Altmetric into their portfolio of journals

We’re pleased to be supporting Open Access Week with the BMJ Group. As you might have read yesterday on the BMJ Web Development Blog, Altmetric donuts have just been implemented into the BMJ’s portfolio of specialty journals. According to the blog post by Claire Bower, digital communications manager at BMJ, the move was “[i]n support of this year’s theme for Open Access Week, ‘redefining impact’”. The BMJ has recently been exploring Altmetric data, and they put together this list of 12 open access articles from BMJ that received the most attention in the past year.

As part of the BMJ’s new altmetrics initiative, an Altmetric “widget” containing the donut and metrics information will now appear under each article’s abstract. (Check out an example journal article page here.) Clicking on the donut leads to the Altmetric details page, which displays the raw metrics as well as the actual conversations.

We’re excited about the Altmetric integration into BMJ, and look forward to hearing feedback from the journals’ authors and readers.


Open Access Week events

Altmetric team members are participating in 2 events in celebration of Open Access Week. Euan (founder) is in São Paulo for the SciELO 15 Years Conference, and will be giving a talk on 24 October called “Altmetrics in practice”. For more information about the SciELO conference, check out this blog post.

Meanwhile, in the UK, Jean (data curator and blog editor) will be giving a short talk on altmetrics at the University of Bath as part of their Open Access Week event on 23 October.

For more information about Open Access Week, check out the global listing of events here.

2 Responses to “Celebrating Open Access Week”

Altmetric (@altmetric)
October 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

Happy #OAweek! We're celebrating with donuts in BMJ journals, plus events at @redescielo & @UniofBath. Read the blog:

October 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

Celebrating Open Access Week - #altmetrics #OAWeek

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