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Altmetric becomes only altmetrics provider to offer up-to-the minute citation counts from Web of Science

15 February 2017, London, UK — Data science company Altmetric today announced the integration of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science™ citation data to the Explorer for Institutions (EFI) platform. Altmetric is the only alternative metrics provider to integrate this data, enabling users to compare the academic and broader impacts of a single research output at the click of a button.

Users will now be able to see the Web of Science citation count and up to three citing articles in a new tab in Altmetric details pages accessed via EFI. The details pages provide a full record of all of the online attention Altmetric has tracked for a single research output.


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Speaking on the development, Altmetric’s Founder Euan Adie commented, “Ensuring that academics get credit for all of their work, and are able to demonstrate this to funders and other stakeholders, is a key benefit of altmetrics. We’re really pleased to be working with Clarivate to provide researchers with further evidence of their academic impact.”

“Listening to our customers is at the heart of everything we do, and enabling the integration between Altmetric and Web of Science had become a regular request,” said Joelle Masciulli, Director, Content Management Strategy at Clarivate Analytics. “Web of Science is committed to finding innovative ways to improve methods of research evaluation, and by bringing these two complementary metrics together, institutions can perform comprehensive analysis of both short- and long-term influence and impact of published research. We intend to look for additional ways to collaborate and partner with Altmetric in future releases of Web of Science.”

The integration is live now and available to customers who hold a current license to EFI and Web of Science Web Services Lite, Web of Science Web Services Expanded or InCites. Please contact Altmetric at with any questions or to enquire about access.


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.

Altmetric is supported by Digital Science – a technology company that combines world-class technology with a resolute focus on scientists and those who support the research process. Find out more at and follow us on Twitter @altmetric.

About Digital Science
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 include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, GRID, TetraScience, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

About Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate™ Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, we own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based businesses focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate™ Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science™, Cortellis™, Thomson Innovation™, Derwent World Patents Index™, CompuMark™, MarkMonitor® and Techstreet™, among others. For more information, please visit