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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.

See the 'Top 5 best things to do with Altmetric Guide', covering:

  1. Find what attention your research papers are receiving
  2. Get notified when your research papers are mentioned
  3. Make sure your research is tracked
  4. Demonstrate the attention and impact of your research
  5. Find research in your discipline that is trending


Link to Altmetric for Institutions

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.


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.

Guides for Altmetric for Institutions