Altmetric Explorer tracks mentions of research outputs (including publications and data sets) in social media, news media, blogs, Wikipedia, and engagement on scholarly platforms, plus citations in patents and policy documents.  

Altmetric Explorer imports information on University of Newcastle authors and their publications from NURO, and allows you to generate analytical reports for individual research outputs, authors, groups of researchers, or Schools. 

Altmetric Explorer is available to all University of Newcastle staff and students and can be accessed via the Library’s Databases A-Z List. All users are required to register using their UON email address (either ‘’ or ‘’). Follow the link in the email to complete the registration process (this email may take several minutes). Do not use your UON password for Altmetric Explorer. 

Altmetric Explorer: Introductory Session 
Come along to learn more about Altmetric Explorer in our Zoom workshop, Friday 19th February, 10am-12pm. The session will be recorded in case you are unable to attend. 

Zoom Session link

Password: 230892 

During this session we will cover: 

Part 1 

  • Life outside citations: Who’s talking about your research? 
  • What data does Altmetric have and how does it work? 
  • Altmetric is for everyone – examples from STEM to HASS 
  • Examples of how to use Altmetric data 
  • Tips and best practices. (e.g. is all attention is good attention? Context vs Score) 

Part 2 

  • Grand tour of the Altmetric Explorer platform 
  • Hands-on exercises 
  • Discussion / Q&A .

More information 
The Altmetric Explorer Guide includes links to further support and information. For more information, please contact Debbie Booth, Research and Scholarly Communication Advisor, or your School’s Research Liaison Librarian

Need help? Ask the Library

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