Altmetric Badges

Showcase the attention and online discussion surrounding your scholarly content

Add insight and context for your audience

The easy-to-embed Altmetric donuts provide a colourful, distinctive and instantly recognisable visualisation to help showcase the wider influence and dissemination of your published content.

Each donut gives your website visitors one-click access to the collated record of online attention for each piece of research, where they can browse all of the original mentions and shares associated with it.

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“We love Altmetric, because our authors do!”

— Tracey DePellegrin, Genetics Society of America

Realise your objectives

Attract new submissions

Demonstrating your commitment to helping your authors achieve broader impacts and get the attention they deserve for their work helps encourage new and repeat submissions.

Provide feedback for authors

Because the Altmetric data updates automatically, your teams don’t need to spend time crafting complicated reports or sifting through mountains of data to show your authors the reach that your titles has given them.

Showcase evidence of engagement

The Altmetric badges provide a quick and easy way of showcasing the value of your publishing program to internal and external stakeholders, such as funding institutions and editorial boards.

Demonstrate a commitment to advancing research

having the badges on your site give you a chance to clearly show externally the affects of marketing and outreach activity undertaken by your teams.

Your platform, your style

Altmetric badges can be modified to fit the look and style of your website, so you can find a design that works for you. Try some of the options using our badge generator below!

Provide instant access to a world of information

The Altmetric Details page

Clicking on the donut will bring your users to the Altmetric details page for that item, where they can explore all of the collated attention, and click through to the original source.

Real-time updates

Details pages and badges are updated in real-time as we pick up new mentions of your research online, enabling you track the attention around your research as soon as it’s published.

Reliable and accurate data

All of our sources are fully auditable and we ensure that the service we provide is consistently available. Altmetric isn’t just numbers – we show you who is saying what about the research.

Score in context

To help users get an idea of how the attention for one research output compares to another, each article details pages contains a ‘score in context’ tab, so you can see how the levels of attention vary for articles published around the same time, or in the same journal.

77% of respondents felt that article metrics enhance the value of a journal article and 87% responded that they felt article metrics help them gauge the popularity of a journal article.

— Wiley website survey, 2014

How are other publishers using them?

Michigan Publishing: Supporting the pursuit of research and demonstrating value for funding

Innovative application of Altmetric data brings new insights to journal articles and grey literature

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Genetics Society of America: The benefit of real-time feedback

Executive Editor Tracey DePellegrin discusses the society's experience of adopting altmetrics - and the feedback they've had from authors

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Pricing and Implementation

Come talk to us!

Pricing for the Altmetric Badges is based on the volume of published content and the number of titles (if applicable), discounts accumulating.

Please do get in touch via the form below to help us find a solution that works for you.

Set up

Our dedicated implementations manager will ensure your set up runs smoothly, working with you to create custom branded details pages and the right design for your content.

Don’t host your content?

No problem! We’ve worked with several platform providers, including Atypon, HighWire, Ingenta and Silverchair, to get publishers hosted on their systems up and running.

Please contact us to find out about getting started.