Altmetric and Springer Launch Bookmetrix: A New Platform for Book Impact
Altmetric has developed an exciting new platform, Bookmetrix, to provide title and chapter level metrics for all of Springer‘s books, nearly 180,000 titles in total. The Bookmetrix data is displayed on SpringerLink’s book pages and reports how often an individual book or chapter is mentioned, shared, reviewed or read online. Updated in real-time, the data aims to provide valuable insights into the broader impacts and dissemination of Springer’s books and their individual chapters.
“We’re very researcher focused and soon found that Springer was too, which made it easy to work together on Bookmetrix. It’s a unique platform and we’re keen to set a new standard for following a book’s progress after publication.” – Euan Adie, Founder of Altmetric
Bookmetrix, which is also available via Papers, the reference manager, provides a detailed book overview page, made up of 5 tabs: citations, online mentions, readers, reviews, downloads.
- The Citations tab shows the number of citations on both book and chapter level, based on CrossRef data.
- The Mentions tab uses Altmetric data to show users how the book/chapter has been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources including public policy documents, mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social networks.
- The Readers tab offers information on how many people have saved the book/chapter in their Reference Manager, including their country of origin and occupation.
- The Reviews tab displays excerpts of book reviews known to Springer.
- The Downloads tab displays both the monthly and total download figures for the book/chapter as recorded via Springerlink.
“Bookmetrix will change the way we look at books. We really wanted to create a place for our authors and editors that collates all possible book metrics in one place.” – Martijn Roelandse, Manager Publishing Innovation at Springer