Altmetric in the News

An up-to-the minute record of the online attention and engagement for over 3,000 published books

29 March — London, UK and Cambridge, MA — Data science company Altmetric today announced that The MIT Press has integrated Altmetric Badges for Books into its book pages. Visitors will be provided with an at-a-glance summary of the online attention relating to all of their monograph titles, discovering for the first time the broader engagement from key audiences and stakeholders.


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Users are able to click on the Altmetric badges on The MIT Press site to view the associated details page for each item. The Altmetric details pages include:

  • A summary and full break-down of all of the mentions and shares that Altmetric has tracked from sources such as the mainstream media, social networks, and public policy sources.
  • Data from the Open Syllabus Project to showcase where the book has been included in institutional reading lists and course syllabi.

Speaking on the integration, Amy Brand, Director at The MIT Press, said, “We’re thrilled to be able to provide Altmetric data within The MIT Press books collection. In the changing scholarly communication ecosystem, it is important for authors to be able to track a variety of measures of the downstream impact of their work, and Altmetric is the best tool to help them do that.”

Euan Adie, Founder and CEO at Altmetric, adds, “We’re excited to see The MIT Press prioritising the needs of their authors by giving them easy access to this real-time feedback on the engagement and attention relating to even their most recently published books. Visitors will be able explore the Altmetric data and gather useful insights into how the publications have been received amongst academic organisations as well as a more general audience.”

The Altmetric badges are now visible on all book pages on the The MIT Press website.


About The MIT Press
The MIT Press publishes over 200 books yearly and 30 scholarly journals in the fields of art, humanities, economics, science and technology, international affairs, history, and political science. Established in 1962, The Press is known for long-term commitment to design excellence, as well as its creative use of new technologies.

About Altmetric
Altmetric was founded in 2011 and has made it a mission to track and analyse the online activity around scholarly literature. It collates what people are saying about published research outputs in sources such as the mainstream media, policy documents, social networks, blogs and other scholarly and non-scholarly forums to provide a more robust picture of the influence and reach of scholarly work. Altmetric works with some of the biggest publishers, funders and institutions around the world to deliver this data in an accessible and reliable format.

Altmetric is supported by Digital Science – a technology company that combines world-class technology with a resolute focus on scientists and those who support the research process. Find out more at and follow us on Twitter @altmetric.

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