Altmetrics: Tracking engagement beyond citations

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Course Overview

This session is for PhD students and researchers wanting to discover kind of attention academic research can have in places beyond academic citations.

Altmetrics are a growing phenomenon in the world of academic publishing. Acknowledgements from sources including news and social media, policy and patents, videos, Wikipedia and teaching syllabi can help identify where potential research impact has occurred and/or the citation potential of early career research.

This session will demonstrate the Altmetric Explorer tool, which offers a way to discover and analyse attention online, telling a story of research beyond the publication.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Have an understanding of what ‘altmetrics’ are
  • Learn about how they can benefit PhD and early career researchers
  • Explore the Altmetric Explorer tool to identify potential research impact, funding and collaborators.


Aimed At

Early Career Researchers, Post Docs, Research Staff

* Postgraduate Researchers are eligible to attend but must book through


16 April 2020 1430-1600 (Webinar)


Lucy Ayre (Research Services Consultant, David Wilson Library)

Lucy joined the University in 2018 and is part of the Research Services Team supporting PhD students and researchers in the areas of open research, research data management, research metrics, open access and open publishing, scholarly communications, and researcher development and training. Her specialism is research metrics. Lucy previously worked for the London School of Economics and the University of Derby as an open access and repository specialist.

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