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Coming to a conference near you!

Josh Clark, 5th January 2017

Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a lovely restful break and are ready for another busy conference season. The end of 2016 was really busy for us with the launch of Explorer for Institutions Version 2 and the release of our Top 100 list. Along with these we also made some exciting new partnerships with PubMed Central and IOP Publishing.

We’d love to tell you all our latest news and more about our projects coming up later this year. We’ll be at the following conferences over the next few months, so please do come and say hello:


ISMPP, 17th -18th January, London UK

Sara Rouhi will be attending the International Society for Medical Publication Planners European Meeting 2017. If you’d like to book in a meeting to chat to Sara about Altmetric get in touch or visit her at our conference booth and pick up some free swag.


APE 2017, 17th – 18th January, London UK

Euan Adie will be speaking on the first day of the conference in a session titled ‘How do we Measure the Iceberg? Analysing Online Activity beyond the Article’, focusing on how alternative metrics can be incorporated into existing workflows and inform future strategy for publishers.


R&D Data Intelligence Leaders Forum, 24-26th January, Basel Switzerland

Ben McLeish from our Institutional Sales team will be attending the conference – please get in contact with Ben to book in a meeting during the three day forum.


SSP Focus Group, 31st January, Washington DC

Sara Rouhi is moderating the Focus Group on “The onset of “open”: Investigating the Value and Impact of Open Data, Science, and Digital Scholarship in Scholarly Publishing”. The panel will also include a variety of members from across the scholarly communications community. Do get in touch with Sara if you’d like to set up a meeting during the day.


PSP 2017 Annual Conference, 1st – 3rd February, Washington DC

Don’t miss Sara Rouhi’s presentation: ‘The Changing Face of Metrics’ on day two of the conference. The session will explore the evolution of traditional and alternative metrics through the eyes of scholars, institutions, publishers and funders. Don’t hesitate to email sara if you’d like to schedule in a meeting at the conference.


HESPA, 9th – 10th February, Glasgow UK

We’ll be sharing a booth with our friends at Figshare at this year’s HESPA conference. Please come over to grab some swag and chat to Cat Williams or Terry Bucknell who’ll be manning the booth.


ALIA, 13th – 17th February, Sydney Australia

Anne Harvey and Stephanie Guichard will be attending the ALIA Information Online conference. Please get in contact with Anne or Stephanie to book in a meeting or find them at the Digital Sciences booth and grab some freebies, too!


Researcher to Reader Conference, 20th – 21st February, London UK

Mike Taylor and Phill Jones will be hosting a workshop on ‘Understanding Communication and Quality’ at this year’s Researcher to Reader conference. The workshop will focus on how we assess the quality of any component of scholarly communication, so make sure you check it out!


eResearchNZ 2017, 20th – 22nd February, Queenstown New Zealand

Natalia Madjarevic will be speaking about ‘Research Innovation’ during the Lightning Talks session at the eResearch Conference. Do get in touch with Natalia if you’d like to meet.   


ALPSP Seminar: How to build a successful Open Access Books Programme, 22md February, London UK

Euan Adie will be speaking as part of the one day seminar examining changes in scholarly book publishing with his talk on ‘Impact Assessment’.  


London Book Fair 2017, 14th – 16th March, London UK

Various members of the Altmetric and Digital Science team will be attending the London Book Fair this year. We’ll also be hosting a seminar session “Shaping the Story” – look out for further details on this coming soon. If you’d like to contact us to book in a meeting with any of our team please email us.


ACRL 2017, 22nd – 25th March, Baltimore Maryland

Join Stacy Konkiel for her Workshop and Panel Session on 24th March as part of the ACRL conference. The workshop will be at 8.30am on the Friday where participants will learn a variety of skills to effectively implement strategies to measure the reach, attention and impact of their digital collections. The Panel Session will start at 1pm where Stacy along with colleagues from the scholarly community will discuss how to use traditional and alternative metrics to inform collection development strategies.


ISMTE 2017 Asian-Pacific Conference, 27th – 28th March, Beijing China

Mike Taylor from Digital Science will be giving a presentation with Adam Finch from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation on ‘Metrics in Journal Publishing: What do You Measure and How?’. In this session Mike and Adam will explore the advantages and disadvantages of traditional and non traditional measures of journal quality and performance.


We hope to see you at one of these conferences soon! For more information on the events we’ll be attending please head over to the Events page on our website and if you’d like to set up meetings with any of our team please email us.

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