Thousands of conversations about scholarly content happen online every day. Altmetric tracks a range of sources to capture and collate this activity, helping you to monitor and report on the attention surrounding the work you care about.
A single research output may live online in multiple websites and can be talked about across dozens of different platforms. Altmetric work behind the scenes, collecting and collating all of this disparate information to provide you with a single visually engaging and informative view of the online activity surrounding your scholarly content.
“When I was still in the lab and writing code, the way to get credit for new software was to have a short descriptive article about it published in the annual web services or database issue of a journal with a decent impact factor. That’s flawed – there are better ways of telling the story of research outputs than just pointing to them and the journal they’re published in.”
– Euan Adie, Altmetric Founder
We track and analyze online activity
Unraveling the Engagement and Impact of Academic Research
Our report finds new evidence that highlights differences in the primary audiences engaging with malaria and Alzheimer’s disease research.
Measuring the value of medical affairs
With the rise of altmetrics it is now easier to identify key opinion leaders and Digital Online Influencers.
Research catching the public imagination
How the community is using our tools
Analysing attention around medical publications
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies used Altmetric to identify when the highest levels of attention for articles occurred.
Funding high quality research
The John Templeton Foundation was looking for a cost-effective and reliable way of identifying, and reporting the online attention being given to research they funded.
Inform marketing strategies and author engagement
The marketing team at IWA Publishing use Altmetric Explorer to receive daily reports and keep abreast of changes in engagement levels.
Getting the big picture on research influence
The Queensland University of Technology needed a way to demonstrate the influence and engagement of their publications alongside traditional metrics.