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As we shared in our last two blogs (the Old School Remix and Feat. Subjects), we have decided not to produce our traditional Top 100 this year. We’re taking the year off to rethink and refresh our annual review of society’s engagement with research to produce a format that focuses our analyses on the unique opportunities our data offers: identifying emerging trends, highlighting examples of great engagement, and encouraging researchers to communicate their research and its outcomes as effectively as possible. In place of our usual Top 100, our Head of Data Insights, Mike … Read More
The Altmetric Explorer enables you to search for a variety of different types of research outputs, including journal articles, books, data sets, and clinical trials. In this post, we’ll discuss how to search for clinical trials. You can use this feature to keep track of the attention your company’s clinical trials are receiving, gain insight on a specific competitor product, or you can search broadly for all trials in a therapeutic area. As of December 2021, Altmetric tracks attention to trials from clinicaltrials.gov using National Clinical Trial IDs or NCT … Read More
It’s increasingly vital for corporate scientific teams to get a full picture of their research’s reach and influence. These insights can help you build a case for future investment, refine your research and communication strategies, and connect with key online influencers. But how do you uncover this full picture – and how do you get the data in a way that’s easy to understand and tailored to your needs?  Bespoke dashboards built with Altmetric and Dimensions data use established concepts like Share of Voice and Key Opinion Leader to create a data-driven … Read More
Being able to evidence where, when and how your research has been shared and discussed is crucial to Horizon Europe projects. Altmetric can help you evidence the reach and influence of your research, but in addition, you will need to formulate an executable dissemination and exploitation strategy. In this blog post, we share some tips and tricks to help get your work out there.  In preceding programs, particularly Horizon 2020, researchers were encouraged to have a dissemination plan for their research. This mostly consisted of making publications Open Access, and networking … Read More
As we shared in our November 10th blog, we have decided not to produce our traditional Top 100 this year. We’re taking the year off to rethink and refresh our annual review of society’s engagement with research to produce a format that focuses our analyses on the unique opportunities our data offers: identifying emerging trends, highlighting examples of great engagement, and encouraging researchers to communicate their research and its outcomes as effectively as possible. In place of our usual Top 100, our Head of Data Insights, Mike Taylor, is paying tribute … Read More
Re-imagining the Altmetric Top 100  Many of you will be familiar with the annual Altmetric Top 100. Launched in 2013, this list highlighted the most-mentioned scholarly publications from the year, and featured much-discussed topical research that had caught the wider public’s imagination.  Since its launch, the Top 100 has demonstrated the influence and reach that it is possible for research to have – and through our data we have shown that communicating beyond the academy is critical to the broader dissemination and application of academic study.  Given the evolving … Read More
In the Advanced Search of Altmetric Explorer, you can filter your search results in many different ways. In this post, we’ll discuss how to search by scholarly identifier, FOR code, GRID, and ORCiD. To get started, open the Advanced Search menu by clicking the ‘Edit Search’ button at the top of the screen in the database. There are many ways to refine your search, and you can use one or more filters at a time. Please note that your interface may look different depending on your organization’s subscription and data integration. Search by Scholarly Identifier … Read More
This week marks Open Access week, an annual event that encourages discussion and debate around knowledge sharing and access to research in the realm of scholarly publishing and the research sphere.  Particularly in the last decade, there has been a surge in the popularity of Open Access (OA) publishing and transformative mandates have been set out surrounding its future trajectory. One of those initiatives is Plan S, which sets out that, from 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published … Read More
We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a new Altmetric Explorer feature! What’s new?  We have enhanced the Altmetric Explorer with a new function that allows you to search and filter by types of Open Access. For example, you may need to assess the reach and influence of research from your institution that is Gold Open Access only. You could limit your results to show only Gold Open Access research and then subsequently compare and contrast with results for another type of Open Access, such as Bronze, Green or Hybrid.  … Read More
Unlike the majority of our blog posts which are intended to tell you about new and existing things happening at Altmetric, the purpose of this post is actually just to tell you that something has not changed. 🙂  You may have seen a blog post by Kent Anderson last week which indicated that Altmetric has changed the way we score Twitter as part of the Altmetric Attention Score. This is incorrect. We have not changed the Altmetric scoring algorithm. What we have done recently is update our documentation. Like everyone, we do this from time to time whenever … Read More