English Today has offered us a forum for getting feedback for our research between January 2014 and December 2016, with a postscript in the second issue of 2017. Since about the start of our interactive feature, ET linked up with Altmetric, an online tool that measures citation of publications.
Checking our various features, I did indeed find a score for one of the brief articles we wrote, and it happened to be my own, from the final volume of 2016. This is what it looks like:Clicking on the small badge showed that the article was retweeted twice, so this suggests (I suppose) that only online references are counted by the tool. Still, it will be interesting to see if more of our work comes to be cited, in tweets, blogs or elswhere. And we’ll definiely keep an eye out for when our special English Today issue appears in December (2018, 34/4).