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Altmetric Becomes First Altmetrics Provider to Offer Up-to-the Minute Citation Counts From Web of Science

15th February 2017
By Katy Alexander

Our portfolio company Altmetric, today announced the integration of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science™ citation data to the Explorer for Institutions (EFI) platform. Altmetric is the only alternative metrics provider to integrate this data, enabling users to compare the academic and broader impacts of a single research output at the click of a button.

Users will now be able to see the Web of Science citation count and up to three citing articles in a new tab in Altmetric details pages accessed via EFI. The details pages provide a full record of all of the online attention Altmetric has tracked for a single research output.


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Euan Adie, Altmetric’s Founder says:

“Ensuring that academics get credit for all of their work, and are able to demonstrate this to funders and other stakeholders, is a key benefit of altmetrics. We’re really pleased to be working with Clarivate to provide researchers with further evidence of their academic impact.”

Joelle Masciulli, Director, Content Management Strategy at Clarivate Analytics adds:

“Listening to our customers is at the heart of everything we do, and enabling the integration between Altmetric and Web of Science had become a regular request. Web of Science is committed to finding innovative ways to improve methods of research evaluation, and by bringing these two complementary metrics together, institutions can perform comprehensive analysis of both short- and long-term influence and impact of published research. We intend to look for additional ways to collaborate and partner with Altmetric in future releases of Web of Science.”

The integration is live now and available to customers who hold a current license to EFI and Web of Science Web Services Lite, Web of Science Web Services Expanded or InCites. Please contact Altmetric at with any questions or to enquire about access.

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