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Altmetric at Stirling: Altmetric for Institutions

Altmetric for Institutions at Stirling

Altmetric is a free tool that tracks social media attention to research papers and other research outputs.

The University also subscribes to Altmetric for Institutions: this is a service that helps you monitor and report on your own research papers.

Via the Altmetric Explorer dashboard, you can also browse the data for all of Stirling's (and others') research papers, create and save reports, set-up email alerts for new activity, and export data to Excel for further analysis.

Accessing Altmetric for Institutions

You can access Altmetric following a number of different routes:

  • In the University Portal, select the Resources tab, select A-Z list of online resources, choose A, then Altmetric for Institutions.

  • You’re logged in to your Altmetric account.



  • If you are not already logged into Stirling’s Portal you will be asked to login.

  • You will be redirected to Altmetric and you will be logged in to your Altmetric account.


The very first time you login to Altmetric you will see the following message asking if your data can be sent to Altmetric. The only data that will be sent is your email address. Choose Accept to continue.

Quick Guides to Altmetric for Institutions




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Clare Allan
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