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Compare real-time attention insights and scholarly citations for over five million research items tracked by Altmetric

15 June 2016 – London, UK and Boston, US – Alternative metrics provider Altmetric today announces the addition of Scopus citation counts to the Altmetric Explorer for Publishers and Institutions platforms, enabling users to view the academic impact of over five million research outputs alongside the online attention they have received from a broader audience.

This new functionality will allow Explorer users to view Scopus citation counts for each item Altmetric has tracked, alongside mentions from policy documents, social networks, Wikipedia and other online media outlets and forums.


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Commenting on the integration, Altmetric’s Founder Euan Adie said, “We know our users were keen to see academic impact reflected alongside the alternative attention sources we collect, and we are really pleased to have been able to add the Scopus citation data to enable them to do so. Together, these sources provide users of our Explorer tools with a more complete picture of the potential broader impacts of research.”

Cameron Ross, Vice President of Scopus Product Management at Elsevier adds, “We’ve featured Altmetric data in the Scopus platform for many years and recognise the value of displaying these different measures of impact and attention together. Altmetric have integrated the citation data into their details pages in a really interesting way that will make it easy for readers to identify and explore related content.”

Accessible via a new tab on the Altmetric details page when accessed from within the Explorer, users will be able to view the three most recent citing references found in Scopus along with a direct link to the Scopus database.


About Scopus

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its comprehensive database contains 62+ million items indexed from 21,500 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Scopus is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio which includes the SciVal tools, the Pure system, rich data assets and custom Analytical Services.


About Altmetric

Altmetric was founded in 2011 and has made it a mission to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. Altmetric tracks what people are saying about research outputs online and 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. Visit for more information.