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In an industry first, Altmetric is partnering with Austria’s National Open Access transformation initiative AT2OA2, supplying altmetrics data on over 250,000 research outputs from Austria’s academic institutions. AT2OA2 is the successor project to AT2OA, which ran from 2017-2020 and subsequently secured funding for another four-year cycle from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.  AT2OA2 comprises five subprojects (TPs) and Altmetric data will be used for one of those in particular, TP5. The fifth sub-project aims to investigate whether … Read More
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 landscape of research communication and … Read More
Altmetric announced today that the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria (GIBS) is adopting the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, replacing Plum Analytics for all users at the business school.  Altmetric’s service will provide GIBS with advanced tracking of research dissemination and discussion across multiple online forums including news attention, blog mentions, use of research within policy documents, within patents, Wikipedia, YouTube videos and more.  “Measuring the impact of research output, especially in practice, can be challenging, but the Altmetric Explorer removes those obstacles through their user-friendly intuitive platform … Read More
Altmetric and policy sources Altmetric tracks over 200 policy sources from around the world, from global organizations like the World Health Organization to local initiatives like the AfricaPortal. By tracking these sources, we aim to provide research stakeholders with insight into the ways in which their publications are used to inform public policy globally. Altmetric’s policy corpus has grown substantially over the past few years – from a humble start of several dozen sources from a handful of countries, to around 240 sources from 55 countries today.  To ensure that our policy coverage is meaningful and … Read More
Wikipedia is the go-to resource for the general public to learn about almost anything online. Altmetric tracks references to published research in Wikipedia articles, so you can see when your research is used to inform general knowledge on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is supported in over 300 languages all over the globe. Originally, Altmetric only tracked Wikipedia in the English language and added support for Swedish and Finnish language Wikipedia several years ago. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that Altmetric data serves our global user base, we recognised the need to support Wikipedia in a … Read More