AUAS Library

Altmetric Explorer | Who’s talking about my publication?

Location: online workshop via Zoom

26 Feb 2021 14:45 | HvA Library

Find out the impact of your publications with an online tool, the Altmetric Explorer! Recently the Library has a license for this tool which helps researchers track the societal and scientific impact of publications. If you would like to learn how to use the Explorer, you can attend the online workshop on 30 March 2021.

The Altmetric Explorer tracks the number of mentions in the news, government publications (policy documents), patents, but also on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. These alternative indicators of impact are also called altmetrics. Altmetrics is not just about numbers, it is also about what is being said and by whom.

With the Explorer you can:

  • see where, what, when and how often a publication is discussed on the web (article, dataset, chapter of a book, report, etc.)
  • identify the most effective channels to promote your research
  • discover which policy documents (worldwide) refer to publication (s)
  • download data that can be used for reports required for, for example, grant applications
  • find out what (other) researchers are publishing and identify what you might want to promote further
  • identify who is most discussing research from UvA in a given field and thus enabling strategic partnerships;
  • manage the reputation of your organization with Altmetric

Workshop offers a workshop that teaches you how to use the tool and how to use altmetrics for different purposes. The training is suitable for a diverse audience: researchers, pure administrators, information specialists, communication specialists, policy makers.

The one-hour online workshop will be given on 30 March 2021, at 12.00hrs.

How to get the most of your training? Formulate some questions in advance and fill them in on the registration form.