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Springer shares Altmetric data on SpringerLink

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Springer has added altmetrics information to every article available on its online platform SpringerLink. The data is provided by Altmetric, which tracks and analyses the online activity around scholarly literature.

According to the companies, the addition of this feature makes the alternative metrics that measure the impact of research more readily available to users by adding it to the abstract page for every article. This information is visible to anyone visiting SpringerLink, rather than just those with access to full-text articles.

‘Whereas altmetrics were used in the past at Springer for annual journal reports and editorial board meetings, or to track a journal’s performance, now this information is being gathered and shared widely with authors, SpringerLink users and the general public as well,’ commented Martijn Roelandse, senior editor at Springer.

Altmetric founder Euan Adie added, ‘We are very happy to be partnering with Springer on tracking the altmetrics of their scholarly publications. Providing this information on SpringerLink to readers, researchers and the general public is a great way of showcasing the wider impact and influence of each article, which is increasingly important to scientists everywhere.’