Altmetic is great for capturing social media buzz.
Unfortunately it has a very narrow selective view of impact, which
means that many classes of publication aren't captured.
It also has no notion of conflict of interest, so institutions which
have twitter bots connected to their institutional repositories
automatically inflate all publications by one (if you're looking for
one of these on the cheap, I recommend https://ifttt.com/ which I use
for https://twitter.com/KiwiPhDs ). Institutions with real marketing
budgets are really making hay.
...let us be heard from red core to black sky
On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 07:04, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> To what degree does anybody here have experience with the Altmetric API, and if it is greater than zero, then what is your experience?
> Here in the Libraries I am at the very beginnings of an investigation to determine the "impact" of various journal articles. In this case, "impact" is multifaceted and includes things like citations counts as well as mentions in the social media. API access to the Altmetric database may be just the sort of thing I would find useful.
> What do y'all think?
>  Altmetric API - http://api.altmetric.com
> Eric Lease Morgan
> University of Notre Dame