Skip to Main Content


Altmetric Explorer

What is Altmetric Explorer?

Altmetric Explorer for Institutions is a web-based platform that enables users to search, monitor, and measure conversations surrounding the research outputs of specific authors, research groups/departments, and institutions. on twitter

Searching the Monash Altmetric Explorer

  •  Altmetric Explorer for Institutions imports information about Monash authors and research outputs from the Monash Pure researcher profile portal, so it is important to ensure your profile is correct and up to date.

  • The Altmetric donut number is a weighted score

  • tracks different types of research outputs

  • Altmetric tracking is reliant on research outputs having a "digital home" with a permanent identifier

  • Example of a non-traditional research output deposited in monash.figshare to generate a scholarly identifier

  • This 3D animation research project comprising images and video has been deposited into the monash.figshare repository.
  • This means it has now been allocated a permanent digital object identifier (doi) so that it can be cited and shared across online platforms.

  • A list of Sources that track for mentions and collection methods that are used.

Access to Altmetric Explorer

To access Altmetric, Monash University users must first register.

Register here

  • All users are required to register with their Monash University email address.
  • No other email account (eg. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) can be used for Altmetric registration.
  • For security purposes, please do not use your Monash Authcate password for Altmetric registration.

After submitting the registration form, you'll receive an email from Altmetric with a link to complete the registration process.

Once registered, users can access Altmetric directly by using this link

Altmetric support and guides

The Altmetric support portal has a searchable knowledgebase, including How-To's and Implementation Guides.

Resources & Training material