Wednesday, 7 September 2016

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A growing directory of noteworthy altmetrics apps:


ImpactStory thumbnailImpactStory
is a Web-based application that makes it easy to track the impact of a
wide range of research artifacts (such as papers, datasets, slides,
research code). The system aggregates impact data from many sources,
from Mendeley to GitHub to Twitter and more, and displays it in a
single, permalinked report.


is a mashup visualizing author-level and article-level statistics based
on the consumption of scientific content by a large population of
readers. Readership data is obtained via the Mendeley API. Reports are
available both as HTML and in a machine-readable version as JSON and are
released under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


is a website that automatically collects metrics (citations, download
counts, altmetrics) for a particular researcher. All the researcher has
to do is provide a unique author identifier such as AuthorClaim or
Microsoft Academic Search ID.

PLoS Impact Explorer

Altmetric-thumbThe PLoS Impact Explorer allows you to browse the conversations collected by for papers published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).


offers researchers a way of monitoring all types of feedback about
their scientific work, as well as allows everyone to easily review the
work of others, in a fully open and transparent environment.


is a web service that displays tweets linking to scientific articles,
and allows users to add semantic information. CrowdoMeter uses a subset
of the Citation Typing Ontology (CiTO),
an ontology for the characterization of citations, both factually and
rhetorically. The results of this crowdsourcing effort are displayed in

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