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Research Impact Library Guide: Tracking yourself using Altmetrics

The guide covers ways you can measure your impact as a researcher.

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Altmetric News 15 January 2017

Altmetric becomes only altmetrics provider to offer up-to-the minute citation counts from Web of Science

15 January 2017, London, UK — Data science company Altmetric today announced the integration of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science™ citation data to the Explorer for Institutions (EFI) platform. Altmetric is the only alternative metrics provider to integrate this data, enabling users to compare the academic and broader impacts of a single research output at the click of a button.

Users will now be able to see the Web of Science citation count and up to three citing articles in a new tab in Altmetric details pages accessed via EFI. The details pages provide a full record of all of the online attention Altmetric has tracked for a single research output.


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These tools include:

  1. A bookmarklet that you can download in the toolbar of your web browser. This enables you to see any published research output with a DOI.
  2. Embedded badges for institutional repositories
  3. Explorer for Publishers for Research Librarians where it is possible to search the Altmetric database for research outputs.
  4. API's for research available for academic research purposes.