Altmetric has announced that they have added an ORCID filter to their Explorer family of apps, which includes the original Altmetric Explorer for publishers, the free Explorer for librarians, and Altmetric for Institutions. This interesting information came to us from the Digital Science blog in their post, “ORCID Functionality Now Available in the Altmetric Explorer!

ORCID provides digital identifiers for individual researcher profiles. ORCID iDs support automated linkages between a researcher and their professional activities to ensure that their work is recognized. An Explorer user can now enter a single ORCID at a time to search for Altmetric attention data for all the research outputs associated with that ORCID profile. Any of the research outputs that have mentions will then be displayed in the results.

Making content findable to users, researchers, professionals, academics, etc., is the goal of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) organization. Launched in October 2012, this community effort has reached 1.5 million registrations.

Melody K. Smith

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