November 29, 2015

Wiley Adds Altmetric Data to Journal Program

From Today’s Announcement:

John Wiley & Sons today announced the addition of Altmetric data to its journal program. Following the success of a six-month pilot on Wiley Open Access titles in 2013, the service will be available for all journals by the end of July.


Altmetric allows users to see all of the original mentions of each article and displays a score measuring how much attention each individual article has received. The score is based on three main factors: the number of individuals mentioning a paper, where the mentions occurred, and the author of the mention. 77% of users during Wiley’s Altmetric pilot felt that the Altmetric data available added value to the article. Most used the information to gauge the overall popularity of articles, find researchers in the same field, or understand a paper’s influence.

Altmetric is part of Digital Science, a Macmillian company.

See Also: Wiley Begins Six Month Trial of Altmetric Service With Some Subscription and OA Titles (May 20, 2013)

See Also: New Overview Article: “Measuring the Broader Impact of Research: The Potential of Altmetrics” (Preprint)

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