Altmetrics: Home

Altmetric Bookmarklet

This free bookmarklet from Altmetric lets you instantly retrieve altmetrics data for most articles*:   

Available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

*Caveats from the page to keep in mind:

  • The Bookmarklet only works on PubMed, arXiv or pages containing a DOI
  • It only supports publishers who embed Google Scholar friendly citation metadata on their pages by default, though we're adding support for others. You can hurry along support for a particular journal by asking @altmetric for it on Twitter
  • Twitter mentions are only available for articles published since July 2011
  • If Altmetric started supporting a publisher after July 2011 then Twitter mentions are only available from that date onwards

What are altmetrics?


Examples of altmetric activity:

  • Promotion and tenure (as a supplement to the traditional metrics)
  • Grant applications
  • CV
  • Early impact of a work

This page of the Altmetrics for Researchers LibGuide from Duke University has excellent examples of incorporating altmetrics into the above applications.

Additional Tools and Databases with Altmetric Content

Interpreting altmetrics data

5 tips for interpreting your altmetrics data---Essential strategies for building upon your altmetrics data, by Cat Chimes of Altmetric.