Springer and Altmetric Partnership Launches Bookmetrix, Real-Time Metrics For 180,000 Springer Books/3 Million Chapters
From a Springer Announcement:
Springer today announces that it is becoming the first publisher to offer title and chapter level metrics across all of their books via a new platform, Bookmetrix. Developed in partnership with metrics provider Altmetric, the data captured via Bookmetrix is displayed on the book pages on Springer’s content platform SpringerLink and reports how often an individual book or chapter is mentioned, shared, reviewed or read online. Updated in real-time, the data is intended to provide an accurate representation of the current reach, usage, and broader impacts of each book or chapter for all authors, editors and readers.
- Also available via Papers, the reference manager, Bookmetrix provides book and chapter level metrics via a detailed book overview page, which is made up of five tabs: citations, online mentions, readers, reviews, downloads.
- The Citations tab shows the number of citations on both book and chapter level, based on data collected by CrossRef.
- The Mentions tab uses data provided by Altmetric to show users how the book/chapter has been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources including public policy documents, mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social networks.
- The Readers tab offers information on how many people have saved the book/chapter in their Reference Manager, including their country of origin and occupation.
- The Reviews tab displays excerpts of book reviews known to Springer.
- The Downloads tab displays both the monthly and total download figures for the book/chapter as recorded via SpringerLink.
The application to register Bookmetrix for a trademark is pending, and the book and chapter level data for all Springer titles is now available via the Papers and SpringerLink platforms.
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