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Join us in the Dixson Library Letters Room on Wednesday 27th February for an on-site visit from Altmetric.

What is Altmetric Explorer?

Altmetric Explorer displays information about the online conversations regarding your research. The platform pulls data from:

  • Social media like Twitter and Facebook
  • Traditional mainstream (The Guardian, New York Times) and specialist (Bird Watching) non-academic titles, including many non-English publications
  • Policy mentions
  • Articles written for and mentioned by The Conversation
  • Blogs created by major organisations (such as Cancer Research UK) and individual researchers
  • Online reference managers like Mendeley and CiteULike

What information does Altmetric Explorer Provide?

After Altmetric has collected data about the online conversation around your research, it displays the results in the form of an easy understandable visual display. 

The number inside the coloured circle is the Altmetric Attention Score for a piece of research. This single number is a composite measure of the quantity and quality of the online comment. The colours reflect the source of the commentary. also contextualises your work and compares it to other publications indexed in the database.


Come along to the two sessions on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Library (Letters Room, Entry Level) to find out how you can make Altmetric work for you.

  • 10:00am to 11:00am: Live webinar hosted from the United States.
  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm: Altmetric staff are on site to follow up from the webinar and focus on Altmetric at UNE.

Bring along your laptop or other device if you would like to follow along.

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