Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
Sign In at the site to create an account for access to additional functionality, such as the ability to save searches, set up shareable reports, set up email reports, and more.
Altmetric is a system that tracks the attention that research outputs such as scholarly articles and data sets receive online. It pulls data from
- Social media such as Twitter and Facebook
- Traditional media - both mainstream (e.g., The Guradian, New York Times) and field specific (e.g., New Scientist, Bird Watching). Many non-English language titles are covered.
- Blogs - both major organizations and individual researchers
- Online reference managers such as Mendeley and CiteULike
McMaster users have access to the licensed version of Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, which provides a McMaster-wide view of the online activity surrounding academic research at the institution.
Researchers, research support staff, and administrators can explore attention on scholarly works, browse by author, group or department for their own institution, benchmark against peer organizations, report on the outcomes of outreach activity, and integrate the insights the data provides into evaluation and review processes.