Altmetric now supports the ability to export individual mentions from the Explorer! That means you can download a spreadsheet with information and links relating to individual news stories, policy documents, and other posts that have mentioned your research outputs. This advanced functionality allows users to investigate and evaluate qualitative attention data, by reviewing the mentions themselves.


How do I export mentions data?

Begin by creating a research output search query and then going to the Mentions Tab.


On the Mentions Tab, you can further refine your mention filters: for example, you can filter mention results by attention source (e.g., News, Policy Documents), mention timeframe (e.g., mentioned between 1st January and 30th November 2013). 


Note that it is important to filter your mentions to be more specific, as you will only be able to export up to 1,000,000 rows in your CSV spreadsheet for mentions. (If you need to export more mentions, you may wish to use the Explorer API instead.)



Once you’ve filtered your mention results, you can then export the mentions by clicking on the button that says “Export this tab” and select "Download results as CSV". The spreadsheet will begin downloading immediately.