6 October 2020 – London, UK

In honour of the ten-year anniversary of the publication of the Altmetrics Manifesto, Altmetric has published a landmark report, The State of Altmetrics.

In the report, changemakers including Altmetric founder Euan Adie, esteemed scientometricians Lutz Bornmann, Zohreh Zahedi and Saeed Ul-Hassan, and the original Altmetrics Manifesto authors Jason Priem, Paul Groth and Cameron Neylon reflect on a decade of altmetrics innovation and growth.

Topics discussed include the ethics and responsible use of altmetrics, using machine learning to understand how communities coalesce around particular research topics online, and possibilities for leveraging altmetrics as “sensors” to detect the spread of disease. The report also shares the results of a worldwide community survey, which surmises that altmetrics will continue to grow in their adoption and use.

Report editor and Altmetric Director of Research Relations, Stacy Konkiel adds: “There is so much creativity in these pages. I’m convinced we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to how altmetrics can be used to improve research communication and knowledge mobilization for all.”

To read the full report, visit https://www.altmetric.com/about-altmetrics/the-state-of-altmetrics/ 

About Altmetric

Altmetric’s mission is to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. We collate what people are saying about published research outputs in scholarly and non-scholarly forums like the mainstream media, policy documents, social networks, and blogs to provide a more robust picture of the influence and reach of scholarly work. Altmetric works with some of the biggest publishers, funders, and institutions around the world to deliver this data in an accessible and reliable format. Altmetric is supported by Digital Science.