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Badges for Books provides title and chapter-level attention insights for authors, editors and readers to monitor and report on the wider dissemination and influence of their scholarly writing.

25 April 2016, London, UK — Altmetric today announce the launch of Altmetric Badges for Books, enabling publishers to provide an at-a-glance summary of the online attention a published book and it’s individual chapters have received.

Now available on content that is identified by ISBN (International Standard Book Number), the distinctive Altmetric donut badges and associated details page provide authors, editors and readers with a real-time record of mentions from mainstream media, public policy documents, online reference managers, blogs, social media, and post-publication peer review platforms.

Designed to be embedded in book and chapter pages on publisher websites and other content-hosting platforms, readers are able to click on the badges to view the Altmetric details page, which provides a collated record of all of the online mentions. The service will launch on the Taylor & Francis Routledge Handbooks Online platform.

Book details page

Routledge Handbooks Online brings together the world’s leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Covering topics as disparate as archaeology, law, climate change, politics, religion and tourism, the handbooks span an exceptional list of books by many of the greatest thinkers and scholars of the last 100 years.

David Cox, Director of Digital Products at Taylor & Francis, says “Altmetric badges for book content is something I’m really excited about. Users are telling us that traditional scholarly measures of impact are not enough any more, and Badges for Books will mean that we are able to address that need by exposing more of the attention and engagement that content of all types gets. With the display of badges for books and chapters, we believe the users of Routledge Handbooks Online will find it easier to make informed decisions about what to read.

Altmetric Founder Euan Adie adds “We see the release of Badges for Books as a great opportunity to apply our technology to help authors, editors and readers to more easily discover how a book is being received, to get credit for their work, and to better engage with a wider audience. Imagine a world where you can not only see immediate reactions from readers, but understand how their responses resonate amongst the global community. It’s fascinating.”

Altmetric badges for books are now available to all publishers, and the badges will be live on the Taylor & Francis platform in May.

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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.

About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues. Visit Taylor & Francis Group for more information.