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Altmetrics: Tools

Learn how to measure the impact and attention of your research.

Top 3

Major altmetric data aggregators

There are three main tools which aggregate altmetrics from a wide variety of different websites and online tools (listed in alphabetical order):

Altmetric gathers article level metrics for papers, and provides altmetric data for publishers, institutions and researchers.

It requires a subscription, but Altmetric widgets are included in some databases and eJournals, such as Nature.

You can also use the free Altmetric bookmarklet to view altmetric information for any online article with a DOI.

Altmetric's sources

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Impactstory collates altmetric information for a broad range of research outputs including traditional publications like journal articles, as well as blog posts, datasets, and software.

You can use Impactstory to build a profile that showcases the impact of these research outputs. Signing up for Impactstory requires an ORCID ID.

* Free! with ORCID ID (which is also free). 

Impactstory's sources

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Plum Analytics

Plum Analytics collects impact metrics in 5 categories: captures, usage, citations, mentions, and social media, for over 20 different types of artifacts including: journal articles, books, videos, presentations, datasets, source code, and more.

It collects metrics for individual research artifacts, but also for labs, departments and other groups.

This product requires a subscription and the Mayo Clinic currently does not have a subscription to this product. However, PlumX Metrics icons will appear in the library’s EBSCO databases, including CINAHL beginning in 2016.

Plum Analytics' sources

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