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You can now discover article-level metrics for all MNRAS 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 MNRAS website.

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 MNRAS 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 MNRAS articles

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

*Altmetric scores correct as of 16 February 2016

Click on the article, and 'article metrics' to see the Altmetric score

Identifying the source of perytons at the Parkes radio telescope
E. Petroff, E. F. Keane, E. D. Barr, J. E. Reynolds, J. Sarkissian, P. G. Edwards, J. Stevens, C. Brem, A. Jameson, S. Burke-Spolaor, S. Johnston, N. D. R. Bhat, P. Chandra S. Kudale, and S. Bhandari

On the history and future of cosmic planet formation
Peter Behroozi and Molly S. Peeples

Detection of a supervoid aligned with the cold spot of the cosmic microwave background
István Szapudi, András Kovács, Benjamin R. Granett, Zsolt Frei, Joseph Silk, Will Burgett, Shaun Cole, Peter W. Draper, Daniel J. Farrow, Nicholas Kaiser, Eugene A. Magnier, Nigel Metcalfe, Jeffrey S. Morgan, Paul Price, John Tonry, and Richard Wainscoat

Disc dark matter in the Galaxy and potential cycles of extraterrestrial impacts, mass extinctions and geological events
Michael R. Rampino

A giant ring-like structure at 0.78 < z < 0.86 displayed by GRBs
L. G. Balázs, Z. Bagoly, J. E. Hakkila, I. Horváth, J. Kóbori, I. I. Rácz, and L. V. Tóth

Periodic impact cratering and extinction events over the last 260 million years
Michael R. Rampino and Ken Caldeira

Likely detection of water-rich asteroid debris in a metal-polluted white dwarf
R. Raddi, B. T. Gänsicke, D. Koester, J. Farihi, J. J. Hermes, S. Scaringi, E. Breedt, and J. Girven

An evolutionary missing link? A modest-mass early-type galaxy hosting an oversized nuclear black hole
Jacco Th. van Loon and Anne E. Sanso

The size distribution of inhabited planets
Fergus Simpson

Using the inclinations of Kepler systems to prioritize new Titius–Bode-based exoplanet predictions
T. Bovaird, C. H. Lineweaver, and S. K. Jacobsen

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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