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Article level metrics (Altmetrics) is a source of a wide range of metrics regarding the scholarly impact of articles by generating the statistics of usage, citations, bookmarks, social shares, attentions, and online comments on various social media and other platforms. The paper is an attempt to showcase the state of the art of the most viewed fifteen scholarly articles of the University of Calicut through various social media platforms and which were selected and ranked based on altmetric attention score in the Dimension database during January 2021. The study intends to explore the most viewable social media platforms to disseminate the scholarly data by the University of Calicut, and also to check the Pearson correlation between the altmetric attention score with citations from different scholarly databases like Dimension, Google Scholar, and Web of Science. These selected fifteen articles were published during the period between 2009 and 2016. The findings reveal that Mendeley and Twitter are the most viewed social media platforms used to disseminate scholarly data and the majority of Twitter users are from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and India. The scholarly articles of the University of Calicut have received more attention in Mendeley from members of the public followed by scientists, science communicators, and practitioners including doctors and other healthcare professionals. Mendeley possesses major readability contribution from the discipline of Agricultural and Biological science and followed by Medicine and Dentistry. As the ‘p’ value comes in the range of 0.5 to 0.7, altmetric attention score is not significantly correlated with citation scores from the dimension, Google scholar, and Web of science.