Click here to use the Altmetric Explorer tool. You can see who has been mentioning your work in major news sources, blogs, government policy documents, Wikipedia, and social media. Unlike other metrics, which are focused on the impact of a journal (impact factor, h-index, etc.), Altmetric tracks your research at the article level, enabling you to assess the attention your scholarship is receiving with a higher level of granularity.What can altmetrics do for me?
Altmetric Explorer uses unique identifiers such as DOIs, handles, arXiv IDs, and PubMed IDs to track mentions of research outputs. If one of these links is included in a tweet, blog post, or news story, Altmetric will record it.
For Duke authors, Altmetric Explorer matches publications to your Duke identity (including department/school affiliation) based on the publications listed in your Scholars@Duke profile, which is managed via the Elements system. To see article metrics for your work, make sure all of your publications are accurately represented in Elements and Scholars@Duke.How do I use the Altmetric Explorer?
In order to access this resources, you’ll need to be on Duke's campus or using VPN software to access it off campus. Anyone at Duke can view Altmetric data as an anonymous user, but in order to save and track specific articles and reports, you’ll need to create an account. Now you can track the conversation on a specific article or on an entire department's output!
Clicking on it will take you to a login screen where you also have the option to “sign up for a site license account.” Enter your Duke email address and create a password. You will receive a confirmation email which provides a link to sign in for the first time.
Once you’ve signed in, there is a short tutorial that will help you get acquainted with the Explorer and start tracking your metrics.
Also see the Altmetric documentation for more information.How can I get training and help using Altmetric Explorer at Duke?
The Library is happy to help you get started. We are available to do training for you and your department. Contact Brandi at email@example.com to make an appointment.
Note: Altmetric Explorer is a service that Duke subscribes to and is currently only funded as 1-year pilot project. In order to secure future funding for the tool in the future, we want to know how you’re using it. Tell the Library or the Scholars team about your experience: firstname.lastname@example.org.