What are the usage restrictions associated with Altmetric data?

  • Altmetric data can be made free for scientometric researchers. Please contact us to apply for our Researcher Data Access Program.

  • Commercial projects must adhere to third party licensing restrictions contained in their contracts.

  • Do not redistribute the data in bulk.

  • X: a maximum of 1,500,000 post IDs can be retrieved in any rolling 30 day period. If you are using X data, please ensure that you are compliant with the X Developer Policy and X's Terms of Service.



How do I provide attribution to Altmetric data?


If you use the Altmetric API please attribute us prominently on the page where the data is displayed. Our official branding guidelines include more information on how to credit us appropriately.