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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 Terms of Use Before using our services, you will need to agree to our Terms of Use. You can find them here. Altmetric Privacy Policy The protection of your personal data is important for us. This is why we reinforced our processes... more
  • Overview If your repository doesn’t accurately represent your organization's hierarchical structure, for example you want to limit what departments you can see in the Explorer or you want to use different wording - not to worry. Here at Altm... more
  • Altmetric started tracking attention to research across various attention sources in October 2011. The table below lists the dates when source coverage began and ended, if applicable.    Coverage dates refer to when Altmetric set up tracking of... more
  • The table below describes the process for collecting data, update frequency and any additional details across all of Altmetric's tracked sources.   Source name Collection method Update frequency Notes X                     ... more
  • Where do Altmetric's course syllabi data come from?   Altmetric partnered with The Open Syllabus Project (OSP), who have provided us with a database containing mention counts from over 1 million course syllabi. Each mention within a course ... 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
  • H1 content tracking   Altmetric receives mentions from H1, previously known as Faculty Opinions on a daily basis through an XML feed. If an output is recommended by a member on H1 Connect our system will automatically pick it up.   H1 on the ... more
  • Background   In July 2019, as part of X licensing agreement with Altmetric, we made some updates to the X data that is surfaced in the Altmetric Details Page and Altmetric Explorer APIs, as well as the Altmetric Explorer CSV exports. Below you ... more
  • While both of the Altmetric APIs display Altmetric attention data and research output metadata, the Altmetric Explorer API and the Altmetric Details Page API are optimized for different functions.    The Explorer API is optimized for exporting ... more
  • Below you will find the FAQs and troubleshooting for the Bookmarklet. FAQs What does it mean if the bookmarklet doesn't support a journal? The bookmarklet says that it can't find a DOI on the page but I can see it right there under... more