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Altmetrics

Eveything you need to get you started with altmetrics.

Make altmetrics work for you

One of the most difficult things about altmetrics is that they are tracked in many different ways and across many different platforms. This page will go over:

  • Tools to help you manage and track your research outputs and their altmetrics
  • How to make altmetrics work for you.

Try out the Metrics Toolkit

The Metrics Toolkit is a resource for researchers and evaluators that provides guidance for demonstrating and evaluating claims of research impact.  With the Toolkit you can quickly understand what a metric means, how it is calculated, and if it’s good match for your impact question.

This new tool address both traditional metrics and altmetrics in an easy to use interface.


Impactstory: Your CV, but better.

Impactstory is a tool that gathers altmetrics from many sources under one roof. It is a way to promote, manage, and share your research and scholarship. Some researchers are using Impactstory as an alternative to a static online CV/resume. Impactstory is able to collect this information through ORCID.

checkmark Sign up for a free Impactstory using ORCID

Things to know about Impactstory

  • Impactstory is currently the only tool that provides this type of service for individuals.
  • Impactstory is automated with limited customizations; it pulls data from ORCID, Twitter, and other sources.
  • The only way to add a new item to Impactstory is to add it to your ORCID profile.

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