London, UK and Charlottesville, VA – 12 August 2014

Silverchair Information Systems today announced that Altmetric will provide alternative metrics data to two new STM publishers via its SCM6 online publishing platform. This will provide researchers and authors with up-to-date evidence of the real-world application of research across a wide breadth of online communications.

JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the titles published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (including the American Journal of Audiology and the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research) will now join CHEST journal in displaying Altmetric data on their research article pages.

Altmetric tracks mentions of an article in post-publication peer-review forums, mainstream and social media, online reference managers, and in policy documents.

Speaking about the JAMA integration, Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor-in-Chief of JAMA and The JAMA Network, observed: “Journals are communication networks, and we believe that enabling our readers and authors to explore Altmetric data – beyond citations and download counts – will enhance our and their understanding of how medical information is discovered and consumed outside of traditional channels. Understanding how each article is ‘seen’ in a complex digital world is important to all of our audiences.”

Silverchair’s partnership with Altmetric enables all publishers on the SCM6 platform an easy and fast integration with the Altmetric data, and provides better insight into the reception of an article for their authors, website users, and internal publishing teams.

“The way people share and interact with online content continues to evolve and expose new impact tracking opportunities,” said Joy Moore, Silverchair Chief Product Officer. “Altmetric has created an excellent product that responds to this evolution by providing researchers and authors with a more robust understanding of article impact. We are pleased to be able to work closely with third party solutions like Altmetric to provide our clients with the most relevant and useful technologies available.”

Altmetric focuses on providing fully auditable and high quality data, achieved by selecting trusted providers and manually curating a source list of over 1,000 news outlets and 8,000 blogs across all disciplines.

“We are proud to see Altmetric integrated into product suites for clients such as JAMA and ASHA”, said Euan Adie, Founder of Altmetric. He adds: “Working with Silverchair directly ensured the timeliness of the integration process and opens up the opportunity for other clients on the SCM6 platform to begin using our progressive technology in their publishing solutions.”

About Silverchair

Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers, professional societies, and the federal government. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. Seewww.silverchair.com.

About JAMA and the American Medical Association

Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, The JAMA Network brings JAMA together with nine specialty journals to offer enhanced access to the research, viewpoints, and medical news shaping medicine today and into the future. Published continuously since 1883 by the American Medical Association, JAMA is one of the most widely circulated, peer-reviewed, general medical journals in the world. The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation’s physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care for patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.

About the journals of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association publishes four highly respected research and clinical practice journals in communication sciences and disorders. With the launch of the ASHAWire portal — http://pubs.asha.org — ASHA integrated its journals with its special interest group publications and award-winning news magazine. Semantically connecting enriched content supports ASHA’s continued growth as the national professional, scientific, and credentialing organization for more than 173,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

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