New Altmetric Service Available on ASEV Journals
Altmetric is now available on both AJEV and Catalyst online platforms. Altmetric monitors online sources (e.g., social media sites, newspapers, government documents) for mentions of scholarly articles. With this service, if an article has been mentioned in any of these different sources, it will receive an Altmetric “badge” that reflects what these sources are and how many times the article has been mentioned. It is then given an Altmetric score that is based on this data. Altmetric provides a way for authors to determine the impact and attention their articles receive on a more granular level that is beyond the traditional literature citation, and enables a measurement of the impact of the individual articles, rather than that of just the entire journal. The Altmetric data available for the journal articles allows readers and authors to see the attention each article is receiving in real-time and also allows for exploration of the conversations surrounding the content.
Altmetric badges currently appear on the “Info and Metrics” tab of articles that have an Altmetric score (located beneath the Author Information heading). Clicking the badge will present more detailed information regarding the score that appears in the badge. Please see this article for an example of an Altmetric badge.