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Research Impact

Includes measures of scholarly impact such as journal impact factors, researcher impact, citation analysis and altmetrics.

About Altmetrics

"Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments".metrics
Priem J, Groth P, Taraborelli D (2012) The Altmetrics Collection. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048753


    A platform for sharing research which also includes metrics.
  • Altmetric
    Commercial service, some free metrics. Anyone can use the bookmarklet that provides altmetrics for articles viewed in a browser. Gives data on News, blogs,Twitter, FB, Mendeley, Pinterest, Reddit, Google+.
  • ImpactStory
    Open-source, web-based tool created to help researchers explore and share the impact of all their research products. Sources include Facebook, PLoS, SlideShare, Topsy for tweets, mendeley, delicious, citeulike, Scopus, Wikipedia, PubMed. Takes a list of identifiers and outputs a set of altmetrics. Accepts articles identifi ed by PMID or DOI, as welll as other resources with identi fiers including URL, handle, and accession numbers. Uses calls to open Web APIs to gather data. Created by Jason Priem and Neather Piwowar. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • PLoS ALM (Public Library of Science Article-Level Metrics
    Provides PLoS Views, PLoS PDF downloads, PLoS XML downloads, PMC views, PMC PDF downloads. Citations - PubMed Central, CrossRef, Scopus, WoS, Google Scholar. Social Network - CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, Facebook, and Blogs and Media.
  • Plum Analytics
    Collects impact metrics in 5 major categories: usage, captures, mentions, social media, and citations. See current type of metrics that PlumX supports.
  • Scopus
    Scopus offers Altmetric for Scopus, a third party application that runs within the sidebar of Scopus pages to track mentions of papers across social media sites and reference managers such as Mendeley.


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