HighWire offers Altmetric integration to publishers

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HighWire Press and Altmetric have struck an deal to offer altmetrics integration to publications hosted on the HighWire Open Platform.

The agreement will enable publications on HighWire to display Altmetric data beside their research articles online.

‘HighWire and Altmetric have simplified the implementation process to minimise cost barriers across the board,’ commented Bill Matthews, HighWire’s director of business development. ‘This is a logical step in support of our publisher partners and their readers and authors.’

‘We are delighted to be working with HighWire on this new initiative,’ said Euan Adie, founder of Altmetric.com. ‘With an established relationship with their publishing partners, this agreement will ensure a smooth and rapid implementation of our data on any hosted title.’

Altmetric.com tracks a variety of sources, including news, social media, bookmarking and peer-review forums, to provide data on the online activity surrounding a research article. This activity, or ‘mentions’, are then displayed visually via the Altmetric ‘donut’ - and assigned a score based on the volume, source and author of the mentions. Readers can click through to view the original mention and explore the news stories, tweets, blogs and more for themselves.