Altmetric Badges

Everything you need to know about getting started with badges. Find technical documentation, FAQs, watch video tutorials and download our promotional materials.

Knowledge Base

Getting started with Altmetric on your journal or institutional repository

Altmetric.com embeds allow you to add new social 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. We host the altmetrics data that your readers will see, but give you control over their presentation.

How can I access the Altmetric API documentation?

The Altmetric API gives you programmatic access the data about research outputs and datasets collected by Altmetric.

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.

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Implementing Altmetric badges?

Getting started with Altmetric embeddable badges is simple. Just add three lines of code to your website, tells us about your content and you’ll be up and running in no time. Altmetric badges customers can download our implementation documentation via our Support Centre, where you’ll find everything you need to get started embedding badges to your journal or institutional repository.

Altmetric badges implementation

We provide dedicated customer support throughout your badges implementation.

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Video Tutorials

Watch our Altmetric badges tutorials and tours.

  • Altmetric Details Page

    An introduction to the Altmetric Details page. Learn how to find attention data for a research output, browse sources and share.

Training and Promotional Resources

Download our Altmetric badges training and promotional materials to share across your organisation and announce your new Altmetric badges.


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Use our web banners to announce launching Altmetric badges across your platform.


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Download our guide to rolling out Altmetric tools across your organisation.


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Download and share our poster to promote Altmetric badges on your platform.

Need more help?

We’re here to help if you have questions or want to share an idea. Visit our Support Centre to find an answer, read our implementation guides, or ask us a question.

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