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October 2016

Altmetric for Books: now on Routledge Handbooks Online

Tracking online attention for authors, editors and readers.

Routledge Handbooks Online recently became the first customer of Altmetric for Books, meaning book editors, chapter authors and readers can now take advantage of functionality previously only available to scholars working on journal articles.

Altmetric mines the internet for data to help authors, researchers, publishers and funders understand the many ways that research has made an impact on researchers and the general public.

This data is then collated into a number:

This number can include citations in public policy documents, Wikipedia pages, research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Updated in real-time, the data is intended to provide an accurate representation of the current reach, usage, and broader impacts of each book and/or chapter.

We’ve been hearing from Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences scholars for quite some time that it’s incredibly difficult to trace the engagement and influence of their books and monographs, and Altmetric for Books will mean that we are able to address that need by exposing more of the attention and engagement that content gets. With the display of Altmetric details on books and chapters, our authors, editors and readers will be find it easier to discover how a book is being received, to get credit for their work, and to better engage with a wider audience.

Discover how you can use this data and how your book or chapter can benefit from this insight!


December 2014

We are delighted to launch Routledge Handbooks Online. With over 300 titles across 18 subject areas the site provides immediate access to research trends past, present, and future in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

In order to ensure you have continuous access to the latest developments new titles will be added to the site as they publish and these will be listed here.

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