Altmetric gathers article level metrics for journal articles, and provides altmetric data for publishers, institutions and researchers.
Altmetric widgets may be embedded into databases, e-journals or institutional repositories.
You can also use the Altmetric bookmarklet to view metrics for any online article with a DOI.
Altmetric gathers metrics for articles from four main types of sources:
Lustig, R. H., Schmidt, L. A., & Brindis, C. D. (2012). Public health: The toxic truth about sugar. Nature, 482(7383), 27-29.
The University of Melbourne has a subscription to Altmetric Explorer.
You can access it via the link below or via: www.altmetricexplorer.com while you are on campus.
You can use Altmetric Explorer to explore social media mentions for:
Note that Altmetric Explorer imports information on University of Melbourne authors and their publications from Minerva Elements. Therefore it is important to keep your Minerva Elements profile up-to-date.
Many databases and e-journals now have Altmetric information embedded in the pages for articles.
Look out for an Altmetric box, Am score button, Article metrics link or similar and click through for view the full article-level metrics.
If a database or e-journal does not have embedded altmetric information, you can use the Altmetric bookmarklet.
For some examples, see the databases and e-journals below:
Use the altmetric bookmarklet for a quick and easy way to view article level metrics for any online article that has a DOI: