Springer launches book metrics tool

Springer launches book metrics tool

Springer has developed a new platform, Bookmetrix, to offer title and chapter level metrics across all of their books.

Bookmetrix has been developed in partnership with Altmetric.

The data captured on Bookmetrix is displayed on the book pages of Springer's content platform SpringerLink and reports on how often an individual book or chapter is mentioned, shared, reviewed or read online, updating in real time.

Martijn Roelandse, manager for publishing innovation at Springer, said: "Bookmetrix will change the way we look at books. We really wanted to create palace for our authors and editors that collates all possible book metrics in one place." Five tabs on a "book overview" page show the number of citations each book or chapter receives, the number of times it has discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources, how many people from which countries of origin have saved the book chapter in their Reference Manager, excerpts of book reviews and monthly/total download numbers as recorded via Springerlink.

Springer is the first publisher to offer data from Bookmetrics but a spokesperson said: "We anticipate great interest in this technology from a wide range of publishers."