Altmetric, an addition to HeinOnline, is designed to monitor online mentions of published material with DOIs, including platforms like X or Wikipedia. It offers researchers convenient links to track these mentions.
How Does it Work?
An Altmetric badge updates daily to showcase the engagement surrounding research. In one click, users can see a record of all the online attention surrounding each piece of research.
- The Altmetric donut colors show you where the conversations are happening.
- The attention score is a weighted count of how much attention a piece of research has received.
- Clicking on the donut will bring your users to the Altmetric Attention Score page for that item
Where Can I Find Altmetrics in HeinOnline?
Altmetrics will only appear if an article includes a DOI and at least 1 metric from an outside online source. These badges can be found in four different places in HeinOnline.
Search Results Page
Within a search results page, users will see the Almetrics badge located to the right of the document, next to the ScholarCheck metrics.
Author Profile Pages
The Altmetric badge can be found on Author Profile Pages in HeinOnline. Similar to search results, the donut badge will be listed next to the ScholarCheck metrics of the author’s listed works.
When viewing an article in HeinOnline, an Altmetric badge will display next to the ScholarCheck metrics above the table of contents.
If a user saves an article that contains an Altmetric to their MyHein account, the badge will also be displayed there as well.