Notice to Readers: MMWR Reports Now Feature Altmetric Scores

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MMWR is now using Altmetric for Publishers (, an online tool that gauges the impact of scholarly content beyond just citations, by tracking social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, and blogs), traditional mainstream and science-specific media (e.g., New York Times and New Scientist), as well as online reference managers (e.g., Mendelay), related to a report.

Altmetric scores allow authors and readers to see how reports are being used almost immediately, including exactly what is being said about them. An Altmetric badge “donut” appears at the top right of MMWR reports and includes a score. This Altmetric score is based on a weighted count of the type and quantity of attention a report receives. Clicking on the badge will direct readers to the Altmetric Details Page (, where readers will see all mentions and references that contributed to the report’s score.

Suggested citation for this article: Notice to Readers. MMWR Reports Now Feature Altmetric Scores. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:384. DOI:

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