Data science company and alternative metrics provider Altmetric has announced the integration of its data into Meta, allowing users of the platform to gain quick insights into how the community is sharing and discussing published research.
Meta, a free service from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help scientists read, analyse, prioritise, and draw insights across tens of millions of scientific papers.
Meta identifies the most relevant and impactful studies in a scientific area and finds patterns in the literature on a scale that no human being could find alone. This helps scientists learn about developments relevant to their research interests in real time, accelerating the pace of science. With the integration of Altmetric data, users can understand the global consumption of research outputs across the web, including mentions in the mainstream media, as well as where they are shared and discussed via online tools and communities such as Twitter, Wikipedia, F1000, Facebook, Reddit, and Mendeley.