Altmetric in the News

Johns Hopkins University Press uses Altmetric data and tools to enhance user experience and boost internal operations

8th March 2019, London, UK – Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP), one of the largest university presses in the United States, has partnered with data science company and alternative metrics provider Altmetric to provide their users and staff with valuable publication attention insights.

JHUP plans to integrate the Altmetric Badges for their books and journals hosted on Project MUSE and the JHUP website. Project MUSE is an online database of peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books which provides access to digital humanities and social science content from more than 250 non-profit publishers and scholarly societies around the world.

The Altmetric Badges and associated details pages will be available to visitors of the Project MUSE platform and the JHUP website from the 1st April. These colourful visualizations offer valuable insight and immediate feedback to readers and authors on how publications are being received and shared on online sources such as social media, mainstream news and Wikipedia.

In addition to the integration of the Altmetric Badges on their publication platform, JHUP has provided their staff with access to the Altmetric Explorer which will provide essential analytics for their editorial, marketing and sales departments.  

By utilizing the Altmetric Explorer, JHUP staff will be able to browse, filter and report on the online attention for more than 23 million research publications, including their own. The platform allows all users to gather, analyze and compare the online attention that JHUP and other publishers’ publications are receiving, click through to demographic information about social media users mentioning their publications, receive regular reports on new mentions for their titles and much more.

Speaking on the partnership, Claire McCabe Tamberino, JHUP Associate Marketing Director, commented, “By displaying the Altmetric Badges alongside publications, we are able to provide users with a picture of the influence the scholarship and research is having through media on readers.” When remarking on the Altmetric Explorer for Publishers, Mrs Tamberino said: “The unique data provided by the platform give staff reliable and up-to-the-minute insights that can inform both strategic planning and day-to-day operations.”

Altmetric’s CEO Kathy Christian added, “We’re so pleased to partner with JHUP to provide data and tools to enhance both their internal operations and their readers and authors’ experience.”

To find out more about Altmetric Explorer for Publishers and Altmetric Badges for books and journals please visit Altmetric.com.

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 http://www.altmetric.com and follow us on Twitter @altmetric.

About Johns Hopkins University Press and Project MUSE

Johns Hopkins University Press affords its authors a reputable forum for evidence-based discourse; an efficient, fair, and constructive peer-review process; and exposure to a worldwide audience. Each year, JHUP publishes 90 scholarly journals and 150 new books in a variety of print and digital formats, enlightening audiences with award-winning research and scholarship.

JHUP is home to the pioneering Project MUSE—the online gateway to full-text humanities and social sciences journals (670) and books (55,000) from 250 publishers. MUSE Open, funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and recently released, provides an arena for sharing full-text content with global readers.

Find out more at https://www.press.jhu.edu/ and https://muse.jhu.edu/.