Defintealtmetrics! Every presentation starts like thisPrivate or publicInternal use or user facingJust download stats or more?Repos or journals?
Actually not the metrics stuff that publishers are typically interested in. Rather….
… it’s letting authors and editors see what people are saying about papers. A side effect of the data collection, in some ways
We are seeing more of an interest in metrics now, since DORA
1. Uptake of altmetrics in academic
Euan Adie, altmetric.com
2. Yeah, pretty good
• We work directly with ~ 24 publishers inc.
Nature Publishing Group, Royal Soc Chem, Cell
Press, Cambridge Uni Press
• About same number of IRs
• ± 2M requests a day to API
• ImpactStory working with several publishers
• PLoS, Frontiers, IOP, APS all have sophisticated
in-house ALM systems
5. Do users care?
• Depends on the user. The feedback we get is
• Generally very positive, even when we miss
6. Do users care pt 2?
• Depends on how the data is presented.
– Small badge under title – 1% CTR
– In tab – 0.5% CTR
– In link in sidebar – 0.1% CTR
– YMMV (wildly – hopefully this is obvious)
7. What stops publishers?
• (understandable) fear that articles won’t have
• Depending on field editors & authors may not
be asking for it
• Cost* (financial, time, opportunity)
* of implementation, not necessarily service