Monitor Your Article's Impact: Altmetric Explorer

Are you curious about how your research is talked about in news sources and social media? Do you wish there was a way to track the impact of your articles? 

Try Altmetric Explorer! Duke Libraries is piloting the Altmetric platform and its Altmetric Explorer tool as part of its ScholarWorks services for one year. Use Altmetric to see how other researchers and the general public are conversing about your research and use this information to show impact for funders and scholars.

Using PubMed IDs, DOIs, handles, and other unique identifiers, Almetric tracks mentions of scholarly articles in tweets, blog posts, news stories, and other social media outlets. To ensure Altmetric matches your publications to your Duke identity, include your publications in Elements and Scholars@Duke.

Use Altmetric Explorer:

  1. From on campus or through VPN software, visit
  2. Anyone can view Altmetric data for Duke authors as an anonymous user. If you want to track your articles and save reports, create an account using steps 3-5.
  3. To create an account, click the Log In button available at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Under "Don't have an account yet?," click "sign up for a site license account" and enter your Duke email address and a password.
  5. Check your email for a confirmation email that will then allow you to sign in.

For more information, check out our Altmetrics for Researchers guide. Also, attend the session "Publication Metrics: Assessing your Research Impact" to be presented by Brandi Tuttle, Reference & Education Librarian, on November 19 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Room 1011 DUSON. This event is sponsored by Duke AHEAD, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing, and Medical Center Library & Archives.