New integrations with two Digital Science companies will provide increased discoverability and additional context for authors and readers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the leading independent society publisher of professional and clinical resources for pediatricians and child health professionals, today announced an agreement with technology company Digital Science to integrate Altmetric badges into its journal platform and to have collections indexed via the ReadCube Discover program.

Through ReadCube’s Discover program, the AAP collection of journals, including the flagship journal, Pediatrics, will be deep-indexed to offer enhanced discoverability across ReadCube’s suite of web, desktop and mobile reference management and discovery tools including search engines, related article feeds and personalized recommendations. AAP articles will be available in interactive PDFs when viewed in Readcube.

Visitors to the AAP journals will be able to explore all of the online attention relating to individual articles via the Altmetric badges, which provide an indicator of the volume and reach of online engagement. Clicking on the badges will open the related Altmetric details page, where users can view all of the original mentions of the article.

AAP staff will also benefit from access to the Altmetric Explorer, a cloud-based platform that enables users to search, filter and report on the altmetrics for over 12.5 million research outputs — including over 7 million published articles.“

ReadCube’s approach to discoverability and interactive reading align perfectly with our mission to support our authors and readers across the widest range of tools and technologies. The additional context that the Altmetric attention data provides our readers will also help them understand the broader context of their research” says Joe Puskarz, Director, Division of Journal Publishing.“

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ collection brings immense value to the ReadCube community,” comments Robert McGrath, CEO of ReadCube. “We’re delighted to be working together to make their content to accessible to those who rely on it to drive medical innovation.”

Altmetric’s CEO Kathy Christian adds, “We’re really pleased that the AAP has chosen to adopt the Explorer and add Altmetric data to their journals platform, providing their users and internal teams with up-to-the-minute insights into the online engagement surrounding their publications.”

Both integrations are live now – visit the AAP journals site to find Altmetric data for individual articles, and search in ReadCube for AAP journal content.


About The American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds

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