Monday, 21 March 2016

Free Altmetric Bookmarklet to Check the Social Media Impact of Research Papers

The free Altmetric Bookmarklet for Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers allows you to view the online shares, mentions and tweets which relate to the academic papers you are viewing on screen with a single click.  Just drag the free "Altmetric It" bookmarklet from the website into your Bookmarks bar in Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser to get the system up and running.

When you are looking at a journal article displaying a DOI number, click on the bookmarklet in your browser bar to see the social media activity for that article.   An example from an article in the British Medical Journal is shown to the left.

Please note that the bookmarklet will only work if there is a DOI displayed on the page and if the journal website you are viewing has Google-friendly metadata embedded within it.  Twitter mentions are only available for papers published since July 2011.

The Altmetric Bookmarklet FAQ can be accessed at: 

Steve Smith
Academic Engagement Group

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