Article Galaxy Customers Benefit From Access To Altmetric Data

ENCINO, California and LONDON, October 12, 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in research intelligence and on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organizations, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., and Altmetric LLP, a leading research metrics provider, have agreed to integrate Altmetric badges to scholarly content acquired via Reprints Desk’s award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy.

The Altmetric badges provide an at-a-glance visualization of the attention a particular journal article has received online from the mainstream and social media, public policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia and scholarly forums, helping scientists to evaluate the reach and influence of research.

A user accessing journal articles via Reprints Desk’s paid add-on Article Galaxy Widget will receive real-time attention metrics at the point of individual discovery. Article Galaxy Widget users can also view the up-to-date metrics for any article previously accessed via their purchase history. By clicking on the badge visualizations, users will be directed to the Altmetric details page, where they can browse a collated record of all of the attention a particular item received.

Announcing the integration, Peter Derycz, CEO and President of Research Solutions said, “We are very pleased to be able to offer integrated Altmetric data to our customers. Being able to see who is saying what about a piece of research is incredibly valuable for readers trying to understand how an item of scholarly work has been received amongst the research community.”

Altmetric Founder Euan Adie adds, “Providing additional context to help researchers make more informed decisions about what to read is a huge benefit of Altmetrics, and we’re really pleased to see the data and badges being integrated into this innovative new tool”

Added to users’ bookmarks bar, Article Galaxy Widget provides shopping cart-like access to and simplified viewing of content extracted directly from preferred discovery environments – currently more than 50 popular online research tools, including PubMed and Google Scholar.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

About Altmetric

Altmetric was founded in 2011 and has made it a mission to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. Altmetric tracks what people are saying about research outputs online and works with some of the biggest publishers, funders, and institutions around the world to deliver this data in an accessible and reliable format. Altmetric is supported by Digital Science. Visit for more information.