Frontiers offers new Impact Metrics and access to Altmetric data
"Frontiers, a community-rooted open-access publisher, has announced the release of an expanded suite of Impact Metrics and fully integrated Altmetric data. Authors and readers can track and analyze online activity around Frontiers articles, including news, references in policy documents, social media, bookmarking, post-publication peer review and forums. This activity is displayed via the 'View Article Impact' tab and readers and authors can click through to view and explore all of the original posts and shares for themselves. Additionally, Frontiers has expanded its collection of Impact Metrics to allow everyone to measure the impact and readership demographics for Research Topics — collections of peer-reviewed open-access articles on important themes at the cutting edge of knowledge. These latest additions ensure Frontiers provides a powerful and informative view of the overall impact and reach of the articles and researchers. The enhanced functionalities are listed alongside the current metrics, which include Frontiers’ detailed reader demographics and researcher profile views. In 2008, Frontiers was the first publisher to conceive and provide Impact Metrics, known as article-level metrics. Author-level metrics were added to Frontiers author profiles in 2010. These are freely available to all."