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About Altmetric and the Altmetric score

Altmetric is a system that tracks the attention that research outputs such as scholarly articles and datasets receive online.   

What data sources does Altmetric track?

Our mission is to track the conversations around research outputs online wherever they’re happening. To that end we’re constantly looking for new sources of data.  

How is the Altmetric score calculated?

While the most important part of an Altmetric report is the qualitative data, it’s also useful to put attention in context and see how some research outputs are doing relative to others.  

Getting started with Altmetric on your journal or institutional repository

Altmetric embeds allow you to add new metrics and data to your content with a minimum of fuss and technical effort – all you need to do is add two lines of code to your HTML.

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