Bookmarklet for Researchers

Instantly get article level metrics for any recent paper, for free

Attention insights for individual journal articles

Reading a paper in your field and want to find out its Altmetric details? Install our free bookmarklet for Chrome, Firefox and Safari to view the online shares and mentions of an article with a single click.


Quick and easy installation

To start using the Bookmarklet, simply drag the button below to your bookmarks bar, navigate to a journal article page, and hit “Altmetric it!”

Try it out!

All set? Great, take it for a spin! Here are some example articles to try it out on. Just visit them, then click on the “Altmetric it” bookmark you just added:


A few small things we need to mention…

  • The Bookmarklet only works on PubMed, arXiv or pages containing a DOI
  • It only supports publishers who embed Google Scholar friendly citation metadata on their pages by default, though we’re adding support for others. You can hurry along support for a particular journal by asking @altmetric for it on Twitter
  • Twitter mentions are only available for articles published since July 2011
  • If Altmetric started supporting a publisher after July 2011 then Twitter mentions are only available from that date onwards
  • Are you a publisher? Don’t use this bookmarklet! We have much better tools for you, just get in touch.


We’ve tried to make the Bookmarklet as straightforward and easy to use as possible. Below we’ve covered some common issues we know our users sometimes have, or you can visit our Support Forum for more information.

  • Got the bookmarklet properly installed but finding it doesn’t work on some pages even though you can see a DOI on them? Try refreshing the page, highlighting the DOI with your cursor, and then clicking ‘Altmetric It’ again.
  • Nothing happening when you drag the link to install the Bookmarklet? Confusingly, Chrome will let you drag the bookmarklet to the area where the icons for your extensions appear (to the right of the address box). This isn’t the bookmarks bar, which is normally underneath the address box and may be turned off by default. To fix this, go to the View menu and select “Always Show Bookmarks Bar”.If you can’t see a bookmark bar on Firefox, go to the View -> Toolbars menu and check Bookmarks Toolbar.

Still stuck? Check out our Bookmarklet FAQ