Altmetric in the News

14 March 2017 — London, UK and Boston, USA — Data science company Altmetric today announced the release of a new version of the Explorer for Publishers platform. Designed to make it easier than ever for publishers to explore and report on the online engagement and academic impact for their own articles, books, datasets and other publications, the platform also offers insights into the competitive landscape.

The newly designed interface contains collated attention data and citations from Scopus and Web of Science* for over eight million research outputs. Users have access to extensive search capabilities, colourful visualisations and a variety of export options to enable further analysis to glean competitive insights, helping to drive better informed strategic decision making.


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Speaking about the development of the new platform, Altmetric’s Product Development Manager Jean Liu commented, “Our newly designed platform is a result of our close work with our publisher partners. Their feedback has enabled us to to understand their needs and enrich the platform with sought-after data, analysis tools, new search and browsing features, and a suite of rich visualisations.”

Danny Davies, Senior Digital Innovation Executive at Cambridge University Press and part of the beta testing program set up to help develop the second generation tool, adds, “It’s particularly great to now be able to filter and report on the attention for books – functionality which wasn’t available in the previous version. Intelligence around book usage is a key growth area for us and the data provided by Altmetric will help us identify new opportunities and refine the scope and direction of our existing portfolio.”

The new Explorer for Publishers is available now – to enquire about access for your organisation please email

*Web of Science citation data is available to customers with a licence to Web of Science Web Services Expanded, Web of Science Web Services Lite or InCites.


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.

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Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies and investments include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, GRID, Labguru, Peerwith, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic, TetraScience, Transcriptic, and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.