Have you already tried to use ImpactStory?

ImpactStoryImpactStory is an open source, web-based tool that provides altmetrics to help researchers measure and share the impacts of all their research outputs—from traditional ones such as journal articles, to alternative research outputs such as blog posts, datasets, and software.

Altmetrics cover not just citation counts, but also other aspects of the impact of a work, such as how many data and knowledge bases refer to it, article views, downloads, or mentions in social media and news media.

The metrics provided by ImpactStory can be used by researchers who want to know how many times their work has been downloaded and shared beyond only considering citations to journal articles.

Below is an example of a researcher profile on ImpactStory:


You can have a free trial of the service, upload some works (it is better if you have an ORCID number or a Google Scholar profile so that you can upload all your publications at once) and see how people have already engaged with your research.

Also note that ImpactStory is a nonprofit organisation funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

To know more about altmetrics and how they correlate with citations, see: “From Attention to Citation: What are altmetrics and how do they work?“, a blog post from Xianwen Wang, Associate Professor at WISE Lab, Dalian University of Technology in China, on LSE “Impact blog“.


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