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Badges for books

Altmetric has launched Badges for Books, enabling publishers to provide an at-a-glance summary of the online attention a published book and its individual chapters have received.

Now available on content that is identified by ISBN (International Standard Book Number), the Altmetric donut badges and associated details page provide authors, editors and readers with a real-time record of mentions from mainstream media, public policy documents, online reference managers, blogs, social media, and post-publication peer review platforms.

Designed to be embedded in book and chapter pages on publisher websites and other content-hosting platforms, readers are able to click on the badges to view the Altmetric details page, which provides a collated record of all of the online mentions. The service will launch on the Taylor & Francis Routledge Handbooks Online platform, which covers topics such as archaeology, law, climate change, politics, religion and tourism.

David Cox, director of digital products at Taylor & Francis, said: 'Altmetric badges for book content is something I’m really excited about. Users are telling us that traditional scholarly measures of impact are not enough any more, and Badges for Books will mean that we are able to address that need by exposing more of the attention and engagement that content of all types gets.

'With the display of badges for books and chapters, we believe the users of Routledge Handbooks Online will find it easier to make informed decisions about what to read.'

Altmetric founder Euan Adie added: 'We see the release of Badges for Books as a great opportunity to apply our technology to help authors, editors and readers to more easily discover how a book is being received, to get credit for their work, and to better engage with a wider audience. Imagine a world where you can not only see immediate reactions from readers, but understand how their responses resonate amongst the global community. It’s fascinating.'

Altmetric has launched Badges for Books, enabling publishers to provide an at-a-glance summary of the online attention a published book and its individual chapters have received.

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