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  • Here at Altmetric, we’re always looking for ways to improve the service we provide to our customers and over recent months, our infrastructure team has been working hard to migrate our infrastructure onto a new platform which we expect will provi... more
  • Altmetric have noted with interest the recent changes at X (previously Twitter) and are continuing to observe ongoing developments with the platform closely.  In the meantime, we will continue to track attention to mentions of academic resear... more
  • Many companies track their ‘scientific share of voice’, a metric that compares the volume of research literature for their products in comparison to competitors. This metric misses a key constituency; health care providers (HCPs) who are influent... more
  • We've created new pages for guiding our users through a few steps to get started using Altmetric Explorer.    Find all our training videos here.   Or visit the following pages for specific training and guides about: Altmetric Explorer fo... more

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  • Altmetric tracks X attention in real-time via an API. We automatically collect posts (previously tweets), reposts, and quotes that contain a direct link to a scholarly output. Without the direct link to an output, our system will not be able to m... more
  • Altmetric have noted with interest the recent changes at X (previously Twitter) and are continuing to observe ongoing developments with the platform closely.  In the meantime, we will continue to track attention to mentions of academic resear... more
  • While the most important part of an Altmetric report is the qualitative data, it's also useful to put attention in context and see how some research outputs are doing relative to others. The Altmetric Attention Score for a research output... more
  • The Altmetric Attention Score is a weighted count of the amount of attention we've picked up but we also take into account many other factors depending on the type of source the attention comes from. Below are the most common modifiers that a... more
  • What mentions does Altmetric track?   Altmetric tracks Wikipedia references in certain languages (full list here) using the Wikipedia Events API. Mentions to research are identified when they are: In the "References" section of an ... more
  • Background   In July 2019, as part of X / Twitter’s licensing agreement with Altmetric, we made some updates to the Twitter data that is surfaced in the Altmetric Details Page and Altmetric Explorer APIs, as well as the Altmetric Explorer CSV e... more
  • You can download our Ultimate Guide to Altmetric for Librarians here.   This guide is an archived copy of the content shared on Impactstory's "Ultimate Guide to Altmetrics (for librarians)" from 2015. Everything in this LibGuide i... more
  • In order to enable Altmetric Explorer for Institutions access via your EZProxy server, Altmetric requires the following database definition in config.txt: T Altmetric Explorer for Institutions HTTPHeader -process -request Origin HTTPHeader -pro... more
  • The Altmetric Explorer lets you easily perform rich analyses and generate reports for Altmetric attention data. After running a search query for research outputs, you can browse through the Explorer's analysis tools to view detailed demograph... more
  • Books tracked by Altmetric can have two different types of Altmetric Details Pages as described below.    Books Details Pages    Altmetric Book Details Pages are generated for books that have a unique identifier (ISBN, DOI, handle, PMID etc.)... more