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Find out the impact of your publications with an online tool, Altmetric Explorer! The Library purchased a license for this tool which helps researchers track the societal and scientific impact of their research. If you would like to learn how to use Altmetric Explorer, you can attend an online workshop on 24 November.

Date workshop






24 November 2020

15:00 - 16:00 uur


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Altmetric Explorer

Altmetric Explorer tracks the number of mentions of your research online, in the news, government publications (policy documents), patents, as well as blogs, Facebook and Twitter. These alternative indicators of impact are called altmetrics. It is not just about the numbers, altmetrics is also about what is being said and by whom.

With Altmetric Explorer you can:

  • See where, what, when and how often a publication is discussed on the web (article, dataset, chapter of a book, report, etc.)
  • Identify the most effective channels to promote your research
  • Discover which policy documents (worldwide) refer to your publication(s)
  • Download data that you can use for reports required for things such as grant applications
  • Find out what other researchers are publishing and identify what you might want to promote further
  • Identify who is discussing research by UvA the most in a given field and thus establish strategic partnerships;
  • Manage the reputation of your organisation


For whom? is giving a workshop that teaches you how to use the tool and how to use altmetrics for various purposes. The workshop is suitable for a diverse audience, including researchers, administrators, information specialists, communication specialists and policy makers.

By whom? is organising a workshop in which you will learn the ins and outs of the tool and how to use altmetrics for different purposes.