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Measuring Research Quality and Impact: Aggregators for altmetrics

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Comparing Services

Aggregators gather altmetric data from a variety of sources. They vary in what they collect and how they present the data. For a helpful comparison and suggestions on interpreting the data presented, see:

Chamberlain, S. (2013). Consuming Article-Level Metrics: Observations and Lessons. Information Standards Quarterly, v. 25, no. 2, 4-13. doi: 10.3789/isqv25no2.2013.02
 

ImpactStory

ImpactStory  

  • Your profile is created from data found in the following sources: Altmetrics.com, Arxiv, citeulike, Crossref, Delicious, Dryad, Figshare, Github, Mendeley, PLOS, Pubmed, Scopus, Vimeo, Wikipedia and YouTube.  
  • You can keep track of  how many times your work has been downloaded, bookmarked, and blogged through these sources.
  • After a 30 day free trial, there is a $5/month charge for having a profile on ImpactStory

Kudos


Kudos 

Altmetric

Altmetric

PLUM X

Note:  MU does not currently have a full subscription to Plum Analytics (Plum X) so there is no access to the research impact dashboard.

Webometric Analyst

Webometric Analyst 2.0

  • Free software designed to conduct automatic web analyses.
  • Analyzes the web impact of documents or web sites and creates network diagrams of collections of web sites.
  • Creates networks and time series analysis of social web sites (e.g., YouTube, Twitter) and some specialist web sites (e.g., Google Books, Mendeley).
  • For an overview, see Introduction to Webometric Analyst 2.0.