Check the source is already tracked by Altmetric


For Altmetric to be able to pick up a mention to a research output the source of this mention must be tracked by our system. Each source type has its own technicalities that can affect the tracking of mentions. 


We encourage our users to take note of our source types by visiting the section Sources of Attention.


You can also suggest a new source to be tracked by completing this form.


Always include links to the papers that you reference


The best way to make sure that your posts get picked up by Altmetric is to include a direct link to a research output


We strongly encourage you to embed the link in the body of the text, instead of just as part of a reference list at the bottom of your post. This increases the likelihood that we'll collect the blog post and link it to the appropriate page. 


You can include a link to the research output in a variety of different formats, which include but are not limited to:


You can also link to datasets or objects that are hosted on Figshare or Dryad Digital Repository, and these mentions will also be picked up by Altmetric. You can link to these objects using the DOI URLs, e.g., or simply link to the output record.