Altmetric in the News

Users can now more easily analyze, visualize and search altmetrics for millions of research works

20 June 2018, London, UK and Boston, MA Data science company Altmetric has announced a new Altmetric Explorer feature, Highlights, and other useful interface enhancements that will make it easier and quicker for publishers, institutions, funders and researchers to track research influence as it happens.

The Altmetric Explorer platform contains millions of collated mentions for research works since 2012. With the addition of a new Highlights tab and other interface enhancements, the Explorer now summarizes and visualizes the most important types of information used in evaluation and reporting scenarios, including:

  • Key influencers engaging with research
  • International attention and reach
  • Attention trends over time
  • Top journals that have published the most attention-getting research

Users can also save custom search queries for any group of research outputs, summaries of which appear in the Highlights tab immediately upon login.

Other aspects of the Explorer redesign put all of Altmetric’s powerful data analysis tools at the user’s fingertips, including geographic and temporal visualization modules, a journal metrics comparison dashboard, and mention search and export features.

Altmetric’s Head of Product Jean Liu says, “We are thrilled to reveal the new Highlights tab and accompanying redesign of the Altmetric Explorer. For this update, we reshaped the user journey with our customers’ input at every step, putting the most useful insights front and center.”

The Altmetric Explorer redesign and Highlights tab are available now to customers. More information about Altmetric Explorer can be found on the Altmetric website, and in our upcoming June 28 webinar – register today!