Unfortunately, Shields doesn’t support Altmetric. It does, however, support dynamic badges, and Altmetric does have an API. The endpoint is
api.altmetric.com/v1/doi/ for DOI-based access (which is what we want in this case). So the parameters needed for the badge are:
- Data type: JSON (the output format of the API)
logo would be
https://www.altmetric.com/wp-content/themes/altmetric/favicon.ico, but I can’t get that to work. The resulting URL is
Note, however, that the use of the Altmetric API is limited:
Free, rate-limited API
- No key required.
- Includes research object metadata and metrics only.
- Available only for one-time, limited term research projects.
- Best for small projects.
- Rate limited to 1 call per second.
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