One of the things that our users seem to like most about our data is the fact that it’s easy to explore where a piece of academic research has been mentioned in a news outlet. Crucially, it helps authors to understand where in the world there is interest in their work, and offers an opportunity to gather insight into the public attention it is receiving beyond the academic sphere.
We’re therefore really excited to share that we have started working on a project that sees us partnering with news aggregator Moreover Technologies to provide further expanded mainstream media mentions tracking across the Altmetric database and tools.
At present, Altmetric monitors a manually curated list of over 1,300 news outlets from around the world, searching for mentions of research outputs. The new partnership with Moreover will help us to expand our coverage to over 80,000 news outlets – alongside the existing manually curated list.
Advanced and comprehensive reporting on the coverage academic research is receiving in the media.
We gather news mentions of research outputs from our manually curated outlets using a mixture of tracking HTML links and text-mining.
Building on this technology, Moreover’s daily feed of over 2 million news articles from over 100 countries will enable us to offer the most advanced and comprehensive reporting on the coverage that academic research is receiving in the media.
All news mentions will continue to be displayed on the ‘News’ tab of Altmetric details pages, along with a snippet of text from the article.
A unique mixture of manual and automated media tracking.
By displaying news mentions about scholarly content we hope to give authors, institutions, publishers, and funders a comprehensive picture of how a piece of academic work is being communicated to a broader audience – and to help them easily monitor, demonstrate and report on this attention.