Altmetric Explorer

Altmetrics track the attention given to research outputs (e.g. journal papers and datasets) via online sources such as news outlets, reference managers, blogs, policy documents and social media. They can complement citation metrics, such as those available via InCites, by revealing how research is being shared and discussed online. Altmetric Explorer uses altmetric data to:

  • reveal who is talking about University of Sheffield research articles, and what they are saying
  • help researchers to identify which articles and journals are receiving attention online

By default, Altmetric Explorer only shows data for University of Sheffield research outputs. However, if you want to explore research from across the world, select 'Full Altmetric database' from the ‘Edit Search’ option at the top of the screen. This will give you access to altmetric data on over 8 million research papers, conference papers, books and more:



Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Altmetric Explorer website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library Help Service on extension 27200 or email