Altmetrics for Librarians

Have you downloaded the Altmetrics for Librarians: 100+ tips, tricks, and examples ebook from Altmetric? This ebook provides resources for planning outreach and workshops on your campus, how to use altmetrics to make collection development decisions, the best places to learn about developments in altmetrics that affect libraries and much more.

Did you know that STAT!Ref has Altmetric badges integrated into several key resources? See more details below about this important component and how it is integrated into some STAT!Ref content.

Almetric badges in STAT!Ref are currently displayed through EE+ Cochrane Systematic Reviews, EE+ POEMs, Evidence Alerts, most Scientific American content databases on STAT!Ref, using chapter-level DOIs and Supplement-Goals Reference Guide and Research Digest.



How do these Altmetric badges work? Altmetric LLP, who provides the data, collect article level metrics and the online conversations around research papers by tracking a selection of online indicators (both scholarly and non-scholarly) to give a measurement of digital impact and reach. ‘Mentions’ that contain links to any version of the same paper are picked up, and collated. The result is the altmetric score.

The altmetric data available on the articles allows you to:

  • See the attention that each article is receiving from non-traditional sources, including: mainstream and social media, published policy documents, online reference managers and post-publication peer-review forums.
  • Explore the conversations surrounding the content
  • Identify recent papers your peers think are interesting 

We hope that you find Altmetric badges as interesting and useful as we do. If you have any questions about Altmetric please feel free to call 800-901-5494 or fill out this form today.