Altmetric in the News

20 June 2016 — London, UK and Boulder, Colorado – Altmetric today announces that the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) has implemented the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions platform to help monitor and report on the online attention and engagement generated by CU Boulder institutional research activities and publications.




Explorer for Institutions collates research mentions from news media, policy bodies, social networks, blogs, Wikipedia and post-publication peer-review forums as well as Scopus and online reference manager Mendeley to provide item, author, departmental and institutional level insights to how CU Boulder research is being received and shared amongst a wider audience.

“In giving our faculty and administrators access to this tool we aim not only to encourage them to share more actively their research but also to support them in building their case for the reach of their scholarly and creative work,” said Jeffrey Cox, vice provost and associate vice chancellor for Faculty Affairs at CU Boulder, “Altmetric provides us important data, previously not available to us, that will help us demonstrate the broader outcomes of the important work being done by our faculty.”

The data available to users via the Explorer platform are updated in real time, providing an up-to-date record of the online attention for over 5 million research outputs from institutions around the world as well as those published by the institution. Author and departmental listings are linked from the CU Boulder Symplectic Elements instance and are updated automatically as new items are added.

Altmetric Founder Euan Adie adds, “We’re continually seeking to expand our coverage and provide our users with the most comprehensive, relevant and useful insights. This Explorer for Institutions access enables CU Boulder to track the online engagement surrounding all of their research and that of their peer institutions, including non-article outputs, in a much more consistent and timely way than was previously possible.”


About the University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1876, the comprehensive research university has more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. CU Boulder is an AAU Tier-1 research university, the only one in the Rocky Mountain region. Its world-renowned faculty maintain a reputation for excellence in research, creative work and teaching across 150 academic fields.

About Altmetric

Altmetric was founded in 2011 and has made it a mission to track and analyse 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.