We offer free individual access to the Explorer for Academic Librarians for academic librarians based within universities; this is limited to a maximum of two accounts per university.


This version of the Explorer can be used to browse and filter all of the research outputs in the Altmetric database, but does not include any institutional views, functionality or reporting. Please email us to request an account. For our full terms and conditions please click here.


Access enables you to:

  • Browse the full Altmetric database of over 8 million research outputs with online attention.

  • Sort by Altmetric Attention Score, publication date, mention-source type, or mention-date timeframe.

  • Harness advanced functionality with searches by scholarly identifiers, ORCID ID,

  • Journal, plus filtering by output type and PubMed queries.

  • Export search results as a CSV file for further analysis.


Check out our user guide: Getting started with your free Explorer for Librarians access or watch our video tour: