Altmetric in the News

17 October 2016 – London, UK — Research metrics provider Altmetric today announced that Karger Publishers, the American Society of Clinical Oncology®, Tsinghua University Press and The Physical Society of Japan have all integrated the Altmetric badges into their platforms to provide authors and readers with up-to-the-minute insights on the attention surrounding their published content.

These publishers join over 100 academic content providers who already display the Altmetric badges on their journals and books.

“Launching Altmetric badges is the next step in our online evolution,” says Sharon Mattern Büttiker, Web Alliance Manager at Karger Publishers. “Researchers and authors are interested in the full impact of the content they read and publish. This includes how it is being shared, blogged, and integrated into government studies and news outlets. Altmetric speaks to that need and underscores our efforts to measure the effectiveness of our research dissemination.”

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Altmetric’s Founder Euan Adie commented: “We’re delighted to see new publishers coming on board with Altmetric, providing authors with immediate feedback on their work and the ability to easily demonstrate its reach and visibility. The decision of Tsinghua University Press and The Japanese Physical Society to adopt the badges is particularly exciting, and we look forward to working with them to further understand perceptions of research impact amongst their audiences.”

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About Altmetric
Altmetric was founded in 2011 and has made it a mission to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. Altmetric tracks what people are saying about research outputs online and 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. Visit http://www.altmetric.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter @altmetric.

About Karger Publishers
Karger Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, is a globally active medical and scientific publishing company. Independent and family-run in the fourth generation by Gabriella Karger, the company is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community with publications of high-quality content, covering all fields of medical science. The publication program comprises 50 new books per year, 100 peer-reviewed journals and a growing number of open-access publications. Karger content is published online and in print, predominantly in English, with a strong focus on basic and clinical research. For more information: www.karger.com

About the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. ASCO ® is a registered trademark of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. ® Used with permission. ASCO ® is not a partner or affiliate of [Vendor] and does not recommend or endorse any vendor, product, or service. Learn more at www.ASCO.org.

About Tsinghua University Press
Tsinghua University Press (TUP) is one of the largest academic and educational publishers in China, publishing over 8,000 books a year. Journal Publishing of TUP, founded in 2011, now publishes 9 international high-quality academic journals, including Nano Research, Tsinghua Science and Technology, Building Simulation, Friction, Journal of Advanced Ceramics, etc. TUP is founding a journal group with high academic influence and marketing competence. More information is available at http://www.tsinghuajournals.org/EN/tup_en/home.shtml

About The Physical Society of Japan
The Physical Society of Japan (JPS) has a membership of about 17,000, including research scientists, engineers, teachers, students and citizens, inside and outside of Japan. Its chief objectives are to publish the research output of latest achievement of physics and to hold Annual Meetings to promote members’ research activities. JPS publishes Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, and JPS Conference Proceedings, which are devoted to the rapid dissemination of important research results pertaining to all fields of physics. For more information: http://journals.jps.jp/