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:
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The University of Melbourne has a subscription to Altmetric Explorer. To access please register for accounts using the University of Melbourne Altmetric Explorer link below:
We recommend creating an Altmetric Explorer account so that you can access additional functionality, such as the ability to save searches, set up Shareable Reports, set up email reports, and more.
If you are off campus you can access the database via the link above and either sign in with your existing Altmetric Explorer account, or create an account using the unique invite link available here(University of Melbourne login required). August 2018: Already have an account but are having problems logging in? Use the unique invite link above to register again and regain access.
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.
By following these 3 easy steps you can get your research to be tracked in Altmetric Explorer.
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: