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New Feature: E-mail Alerts

Jean Liu, 18th June 2013

emailBe notified when papers of interest are mentioned

As an author of a scholarly paper, it can often be informative to read what people are saying and writing about your work. Alternatively, if you’re a reader or a blogger, you might be interested in knowing when a paper is mentioned on the news or blogged about. By opting to receive e-mail alerts about specific papers, you can follow the stories about the research as they develop.


E-mail alertsReceive a maximum of 1 e-mail per day

You can sign up to receive alerts pertaining to 1 or many papers. The attention surrounding multiple papers will be summarised in a single e-mail. That means that at most, Altmetric will send you one e-mail per day, as long as one of the papers has been mentioned once within 24 hours.


How to sign up for e-mail alerts

To register for e-mail alerts, navigate to the Altmetric article details page for the article of interest, and look for the “Track this article” section in the left column (see highlighted portion of left image). There, you should see a line that says “Get e-mail updates when this article is shared.”


What a standard e-mail alert looks like:

Alert Email

8 Responses to “New Feature: E-mail Alerts”

[...] attention yet use the “Get email updates…” link in the bottom left hand side to sign up to an email alert whenever somebody mentions it [...]

Altmetric (@altmetric)
January 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

Don't forget this handy feature!: Get emailed when your paper is tweeted, blogged or mentioned in news: #altmetrics

January 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

Nice feature: E-mail alerts from @Altmetric #altmetrics Would love to see RSS-option, too! (more versatile use)

January 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

New Feature: E-mail Alerts - from @altmetric

Altmetric (@altmetric)
March 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

Don't forget, you can sign up for email alerts to keep track of new mentions of your paper: #altmetrics

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