Altmetric in the News

Altmetric Explorer and Badges used to analyse and showcase attention

18 July 2017 — London, UK and Canberra, Australia — Alternative metrics provider Altmetric today announced that the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Publishing has integrated Altmetric data into its journal platform to highlight the online shares and discussion surrounding published articles.

CSIRO Publishing is part of the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia, and publishes books, journals and magazines across a range of scientific disciplines.

Altmetric badges, which provide a visual summary of the online attention a research output has received, can now be found on CSIRO Publishing article pages. Users can click on the badges to be taken to the full Altmetric details page for the article, which shows a collated record of all of the attention found in public policy sources, mainstream media outlets, social networks, scholarly and non-scholarly forums, and sites such as YouTube, Wikipedia and The Conversation.

CSIRO Publishing have also licensed access to the Altmetric Explorer for Publishers for their internal teams, providing them with the ability to search, filter and report on the online attention for over 11 million research outputs.

Andrew Stammer, Director at CSIRO Publishing, commented, “It is really valuable for us to track online engagement with the research articles we publish. The implementation of Altmetric badges will help us to share details of this engagement with our authors and readers, and access to Altmetric Explorer will enable our teams to gain deeper insights as to how others perceive and use our content.”

Altmetric’s Founder, Euan Adie, added, “We are really pleased that CSIRO Publishing have chosen to work with us to showcase the online attention surrounding their publications. Visibility into where their content is referenced in public policy or engaged with by specific audiences will help them and their authors better understand and demonstrate their reach and broader influence.”

The Altmetric badges are now live on the CSIRO Publishing platform.


About CSIRO Publishing

CSIRO Publishing operates as an editorially independent science publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. Established as a stand-alone business unit in 1995, our internationally recognised publishing program covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, chemistry, health and environment.

Our product range includes journals, books and magazines. Our journals are all peer-reviewed, and many have been publishing articles for over 40 years.

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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. 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.

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