IntechOpen Implements Altmetric Badges for Books to Highlight Online Attention for Open Research

6th July 2018

IntechOpen has become the first fully Open Access book publisher to implement Altmetric Badges for Books, allowing authors to easily see where their work is getting attention online.

Open Access brings more visibility to scientific research than traditional subscription publishing. IntechOpen is the largest Open Access book publisher by number of titles published, and their titles have been downloaded over 1.7 million times in the last year alone.

The addition of Altmetric badges provides readers, authors and editors with an at-a-glance summary of the online engagement relating to an individual book or chapter – giving a greater insight into exactly how the work is being used and shared around the world.

Via the badges and associated details pages, authors can trace coverage in popular media, identify the influence of their work in public policy, and easily see where a title is featured in academic syllabi.

“IntechOpen helps authors find a wider audience for their research, not only from their field of study, but from related fields as well. Altmetric badges showcase the extent of the content’s dissemination in outlets such as news, blogs, social media and public policy documents, as well as commentaries from experts and practitioners. It is just amazing to see how far scientific content can reach when published Open Access; all this leads to one mutual goal of speeding up discovery and the scientific progress” said Alex Lazinica, CEO/Co-founder of IntechOpen.

Altmetric’s CEO Kathy Christian adds, “We’re really pleased to be working with IntechOpen to support their continued efforts to make books more visible and more accessible. The Altmetric data available via the badges will provide particularly useful feedback for authors seeking to understand how their work is having an influence within and beyond the scholarly community.”

Altmetric Badges will be a valuable addition to the Dimensions Badges, which have been available on IntechOpen platform since April 2018.

About Altmetric

Altmetric’s mission is to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. It collates what people are saying about published research outputs in sources such as the mainstream media, policy documents, social networks, blogs, and other scholarly and non-scholarly forums to provide a more robust picture of the influence and reach of scholarly work. Altmetric works with some of the biggest publishers, funders, and institutions around the world to deliver this data in an accessible and reliable format. Find out more at altmetric.com and follow us on Twitter @altmetric.

Altmetric is supported by Digital Science, a technology company working to make research more efficient. We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. Visit www.digital-science.com.

About IntechOpen

Founded in 2004, IntechOpen, the world's leading publisher of Open Access books - Built by scientists, for scientists provides a collaborative environment for peer-reviewed scientific content and book publishing of academic research, giving scientific thinking its home. The scientific community of editors, authors, funders and librarians worldwide benefit from Open Access research dissemination, ensuring faster spreading and advancement of scientific knowledge. The company’s global headquarter is in London, UK.