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You can now discover article-level metrics for all GJI articles, helping you see the impact of your work. Authors and readers can now view the number of downloads for each article, as well as the altmetric score on the GJIwebsite.

What is an Altmetric score?

Altmetric LLP measures the attention that an article has received by tracking ‘mentions’ from social media (e.g. Twitter), blogs, news outlets and the media, as well as online reference managers like Mendeley and CiteULike.

The score is a quantitative measure of these mentions based on three main factors: 

  • Volume: the score for an article rises as more people mention it.
  • Sources: each category of mention contributes a different base amount to the final score, for example a newspaper article contributes more than a blog post which contributes more than a tweet. 

  • Authors: how often the author of each mention talks about scholarly articles and who they are reaching influences the score. 

  • These combined mentions and factors produce the Altmetric score.

    How do I find out an article’s metrics?

    When viewing an article on the GJI website click on ‘Article metrics’ to the right hand side of the article in the ‘Services’ column. 

    You can click on the Altmetric ‘donut’ or ‘see more details’ to view a detailed breakdown of where the article has been mentioned. 

    The ‘donut’ will not appear if an article has no Altmetric data.

    Free online access to the top ten Altmetric scores of GJI articles

    In celebration of the introduction of Altmetric on the GJI website, we have made the articles with the highest Altmetric scores in 2015* freely available online. 

    *Scores correct as of 16 February 2016

    Holocene surface ruptures of the Rurrand Fault, Germany—insights from palaeoseismology, remote sensing and shallow geophysics 
    Christoph Grützner, Peter Fischer and Klaus Reicherter 

    Intensity of the Earth's magnetic field since Precambrian from Thellier‐type palaeointensity data and inferences on the thermal history of the core 
    Michel Prévot and Mireille Perrin

    Extremely rapid directional change during Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic polarity reversal 
    Leonardo Sagnotti, Giancarlo Scardia, Biagio Giaccio, Joseph C. Liddicoat, Sebastien Nomade, Paul R. Renne, and Courtney J. Sprain 

    Seafloor seismicity, Antarctic ice-sounds, cetacean vocalizations and long-term ambient sound in the Indian Ocean basin 
    J.-Y. Royer, R. Chateau, R.P. Dziak and D.R. Bohnenstiehl

    The collapse of Bárðarbunga caldera, Iceland
    B. Riel, P. Milillo, M. Simons, P. Lundgren, H. Kanamori, S. Samsonov 

    New constraints on extensional tectonics and seismic hazard in northern Attica, Greece: the case of the Milesi Fault 
    Christoph Grützner, Sascha Schneiderwind, Ioannis Papanikolaou, Georgios Deligiannakis, Aggelos Pallikarakis, Klaus Reicherter

    Antipodal focusing of seismic waves due to large meteorite impacts on Earth

    Matthias A. Meschede, Conor L. Myhrvold and Jeroen Tromp 

    Geodetic vertical velocities affected by recent rapid changes in polar motion 
    Matt A. King and Christopher S. Watson

    The Mw 8.1 2014 Iquique, Chile, seismic sequence: a tale of foreshocks and aftershocks 

    S. Cesca, F. Grigoli, S. Heimann, T. Dahm, M. Kriegerowski, M. Sobiesiak, C. Tassara, M. Olcay 

    Seismo‐acoustic analysis of the Buncefield oil depot explosion in the UK, 2005 December 11 
    L Ottemöller, and L.G. Evers

    How can I boost my article’s Altmetric score and increase the number of downloads?

    Sharing your article online helps to increase the impact of your article. Some suggestions for how to do this are below: 

  • Add a link in your email signature, institutional faculty page, LinkedIn profile or post it to a relevant forum. 

  • Use social media; take a look at our social media guide for authors for useful tips and information. 

  • If you write a blog about your article email support@altmetric.com with your blog homepage and a link to your RSS feed to ensure that mentions are recorded and contribute to your score. 

  • If you notice any mentions are missing for a paper email support@altmetric.com with the relevant links. 

    You can also add an ‘Altmetric badge’ to any website, which allows readers to automatically link to the top three mentions of your article. To create a badge follow the instructions at: http://api.altmetric.com/embeds.html 

    Information on adding Altmetric donuts and badges to your WordPress blog can be found at:http://www.altmetric.com/blog/altmetric-wordpress-plugin/

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