Altmetric in the News

26 February – London, UK – Altmetric welcomes the news of the release of the draft NISO Data Quality Code of Conduct for altmetrics providers. The publication of the proposed guidelines, the outcome of a combined effort from a cross-disciplinary team of experts, marks a milestone in the adoption of altmetrics amongst providers and consumers of scholarly content.

Altmetric’s Founder Euan Adie was closely involved with the working group that contributed to the draft recommendations.

Speaking on its release, Euan said, “We’ve been pleased to be actively involved with the development of these proposed standards from day one, and have already worked to ensure that our data and reporting complies with its requirements. We place great importance in data quality and are fully committed to the implementation of these guidelines, which we believe will be valuable for authors, institutions, publishers and other users of our data.”

More information on Altmetric data compliance will be available on altmetric.com in the coming weeks. We and NISO welcome feedback on the proposals via Twitter (@altmetric) or via the NISO website.

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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.