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Tracking attention through Altmetric integration

Integrating with Altmetric will help track project attention, as we've been doing manually for Project Rephetio. Altmetric is becoming core infrastructure with Impactstory now being built on top of it.

There are two sides to Altmetric integration.

1. Altmetric tracking

The first step is making sure all Thinklab pages with a DOI are tracked by Altmetric. Thinklab discussions are already tracked, but some Thinklab pages like projects don't provide the necessary identifying metadata.

2. Embedded badges

Second, it would be nice to report Altmetric scores for Thinklab content. For example, you could embed badges into discussion and project pages. It's unclear whether embedding the badges would be free. The API documentation states:

The badges are free to use for academic repositories and individual researchers. If you're an organisation or publisher and would like to use these badges, please get in touch to discuss implementation.

However, a more recent blog post doesn't mention any restrictions and states: embeds allow you to add new social metrics and data to your content with a minimum of fuss and technical effort

So perhaps the right approach would be to see if Thinklab qualifies for free badges. If so, I think they'd be a worthwhile addition.

Project metadata has been added. The following is now included on the homepage of the Rephetio project:

<meta name="citation_doi" content="10.15363/thinklab.4">
<meta name="citation_title" content="Rephetio: Repurposing drugs on a hetnet [project]">
<meta name="citation_online_date" content="Jan. 12, 2015">
<meta name="citation_author" content="Daniel Himmelstein, Antoine Lizee, Pouya Khankhanian, Leo Brueggeman, Sabrina Chen, Chrissy Hessler, Dexter Hadley, Sergio Baranzini">
<meta name="citation_journal_title" content="Thinklab">
<meta name="citation_publisher" content="Thinklab">

I will email Altmetric to ask about adding their badges added on Thinklab.

Status: In Progress
Cite this as
Daniel Himmelstein, Jesse Spaulding (2016) Tracking attention through Altmetric integration. Thinklab. doi:10.15363/thinklab.d207

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