Altmetric adds Scopus citation counts

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Alternative metrics provider Altmetric has confirmed the addition of Scopus citation counts to the Altmetric Explorer for Publishers and Institutions platforms, enabling users to view the academic impact of five million research outputs alongside the online attention they have received from a broader audience.

This functionality will allow Explorer users to view Scopus citation counts for each item Altmetric has tracked, alongside mentions from policy documents, social networks, Wikipedia and other online media outlets and forums.

Commenting on the integration, Altmetric’s founder Euan Adie said: 'We know our users were keen to see academic impact reflected alongside the alternative attention sources we collect, and we are really pleased to have been able to add the Scopus citation data to enable them to do so. Together, these sources provide users of our Explorer tools with a more complete picture of the potential broader impacts of research.'

Cameron Ross, vice president of Scopus Product Management at Elsevier, added: 'We’ve featured Altmetric data in the Scopus platform for many years and recognise the value of displaying these different measures of impact and attention together. Altmetric has integrated the citation data into their details pages in a really interesting way that will make it easy for readers to identify and explore related content.'

Accessible via a new tab on the Altmetric details page when accessed from within the Explorer, users will be able to view the three most recent citing references found in Scopus along with a direct link to the Scopus database.