The Story Behind Altmetric for Books – Altmetric 2016-05-02


"You may have heard the exciting news on Monday that we have launched our very first book-related product: Altmetric Badges for Books. We made the announcement in a press release and during a presentation on at the Digital Science US Publisher Day event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The service will be going live soon on the Taylor & Francis Routledge Handbooks Online platform. We’ve known for a long time that tracking attention for books and chapters is something that is incredibly important for a huge number of Altmetric’s current and potential users. For example, we’ve heard from Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences scholars who told us that it’s incredibly difficult to trace the engagement and influence of their books and monographs. We’ve heard from book publishers, who want to show authors and editors richer information about their books, beyond just download counts and sales figures. We’ve also heard from commissioning editors, who want to find out which topics are hot in particular subject areas so that they can approach and engage with the most influential scholars. Our Badges for Books product has been almost a year in the making ..."


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Date tagged:

05/02/2016, 08:59

Date published:

05/02/2016, 04:59