The Altmetric API
Unlock the full potential of your data
Power and flexibility when you need it
Altmetric does all the heavy lifting involved in extracting, disambiguating and collating mentions of scholarly content online, allowing you focus on the bigger picture.
The Altmetric API gives you programmatic access to the metrics data associated with articles, datasets books, and many other research outputs collected by Altmetric.
Deliver new insights
Get the answers you want
With full API access you can query all Altmetric data to pull out the insights you need
Customise the user experience
The API enables you to choose how and where Altmetric data appears on your platform
Altmetric data can be fed via the API into other internal systems, making it easy to enhance existing reporting workflows
A unique view
Altmetric tracks and collates a wealth of information: access to the full API offers huge scope for what you can uncover and showcase
Your data, your style
Instant access to individual mentions of research and a breakdown of the score for each output.
We run our own products from our API. In 2015 we used it to serve 1 billion badges and handle over 3 billion requests.
Our team will be happy to help get you started and answer any questions you might have at any point along the way.
How are other people using it?
The SciCombinator project uses the Altmetric API to provide a real-time feed of trending research.
Reporting and analysis
Aalto University librarian Tuija Sonkkila created this app using the API and R programming language.
Scopus combines data from Altmetric with download and citation data to present a more complete picture of research dissemination.
Access and pricing
Access to the Altmetric API is available via a variety of license types. This table gives an overview of the types and their key properties:
|Type||Conditions of use||What can I do with it?|
|Free API with a key|
|Commercial API (included with Explorer for Institutions)|
If you’re not sure what type of access is right for you please get in touch via the form below and we will quickly figure this out with you.