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Altmetric at Dundee: Ensure your articles are tracked

Ensuring your research outputs are tracked in Altmetric

Get your research out there. If people know about your research, they talk about it and you can track that attention.

  • Deposit your articles:

Make sure you deposit your articles and other research outputs in Discovery. (We send the publication records from Discovery to Altmetric weekly so they can ensure they are listed and tracked).

  • Mention specific articles:

When you tweet, blog, facebook, etc. aim to mention specific articles and research outputs.

  • Include a direct link:

To be tracked by Altmetric it is best to include a direct link to the article using a unique identifier (you can still then use a link shortener like bitly or twitter's own):

  • Use the best link:

a) The best link to use is the DOI URL (the prefix '' followed by the DOI number - turns the DOI into a hyperlink) e.g.

b) If the research paper doesn't have a DOI, use the reference details eg. Article title, journal title and a URL.