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News Roundup: Week of 2 September 2013

Jean Liu, 4th September 2013

News RoundupNew promotional video for publishers

Last week we unveiled a new promo video, which explains our main offering for scholarly publishers: the embeddable badges, API, and Altmetric Explorer web app. In the video, we explain how to get started with the badges, and what kinds of things you can do with the Altmetric API and Explorer. Check out the video below.



Upcoming Altmetric appearances

Altmetric team members have got a packed calendar this autumn. If you’re attending any of the events listed below and would like to have a chat with us about altmetrics, please get in touch with us by e-mail or Twitter!

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

  • 4-6 November: Euan will be attending the 2013 Digital Library Federation Forum in Austin, Texas. If you’re also heading to the DLF Forum, we recommend checking out this working session about altmetrics in digital libraries and institutional repositories.
  • 6-9 November: Euan will be attending the 2013 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 8-9 November: Altmetric will be sponsoring SpotOn London, and the team will be around to host a coffee and donut break! There will be a hackbreak during the conference as well, so stay tuned for more details.


From the community

If you’re looking for something to read, we’d like to point you to librarian Bruce White’s witty new blog post, which introduces users of Symplectic to the altmetrics feature provided by Altmetric. You might also be interested in a new post on the SciELO blog, which features an interview with our founder, Euan. (Read the post in EnglishPortuguese, or Spanish.)

A researcher named Samuel Péan has created a Google Chrome extension for retrieving article-level metrics using the Altmetric API. When browsing an article online, this Chrome extension shows an icon that indicates the Altmetric score for that particular paper – this icon can then be clicked to reveal the altmetrics, which resemble the output of our official Altmetric Bookmarklet. (Note that our Altmetric Bookmarklet is compatible with Firefox and Safari, as well as Chrome. Installation instructions can be found here.)

4 Responses to “News Roundup: Week of 2 September 2013”

Altmetric (@altmetric)
September 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Here's the latest Altmetric news roundup: a new promo video for publishers, our autumn events, and more!

September 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

Last week's round-up of news from @altmetric - including that they're sponsoring @SpotOnLondon with donuts :) #solo13

September 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

Mmm donuts... MT @LouWoodley: News from @altmetric - including sponsoring @SpotOnLondon with donuts :) #solo13

July 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

Mmm donuts... MT @LouWoodley: News from @altmetric - including sponsoring @SpotOnLondon with donuts :)

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