New 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!
- 12 September: Euan will be attending the ALPSP International Conference in Birmingham, UK. (Altmetric was shortlisted for this year’s ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation, along with several other fantastic services and products. The winner of the award will be announced at the conference.)
- 12 September: Jean will be giving a talk about altmetrics at the Bibliometrics in Libraries event, held at the University of Sussex.
- 17 September: Aldo will be speaking about Altmetric at the International School on Research Impact Assessment in Barcelona, Spain.
- 10-12 October: Euan, Jean, and Paul will be giving a talk at the PLOS Article-Level Metrics Workshop in San Francisco, California.
- 14 October: Jean will be a panelist for the session “What’s the Real Impact of Scholarly Metrics?” at the World Social Science Forum in Montréal, Québec.
- 22-25 October: Euan will be a panel speaker at the SciELO 15 Years Conference in São Paulo, Brazil.
- 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 English, Portuguese, 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.)