Impactstory Advisor of the Month: Guillaume Lobet (September 2014)

September’s Impactstory Advisor of the Month is (drumroll please!) Guillaume Lobet! Guillaume is a post-doc researcher at the Université de Liège in Belgium, in the Plant Physiology lab of Pr. Claire Perilleux. He’s also a dedicated practitioner of open, web native science, creating awesome tools ranging from a Plant Image Analysis software finder to an image …

Your new Impactstory

Today, it’s yours: the way to showcase your research online. You’re proud of your research.  You want people to read your papers, download your slide decks, and talk about your datasets.  You want to learn when they do, and you want to make it easy for others to learn about it too, so everyone can …

What Jeffrey Beall gets wrong about altmetrics

Not long ago, Jason received an email from an Impactstory user, asking him to respond to the anti-altmetrics claims raised by librarian Jeffrey Beall in a blogpost titled, “Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea.” Beall is well-known for his blog, which he uses to expose predatory journals and publishers that abuse Open Access publishing. …

Open Science & Altmetrics Monthly Roundup (August 2014)

August was a huge month for open science and altmetrics. Here are some of the highlights: AAAS shrugs off scientists voicing concern More than 100 scientists signed a letter of concern addressed to AAAS regarding their new “open access” journal, Science Advances–specifically, the journal’s exorbitant publication fees and restrictive licensing requirements. As Liz Allen over …

One month, three exciting new Impactstory features

In our last post, we hinted at the cool new set of features we’re rolling out over the next month as part of our Five Meter release.   We wanted to give you the inside scoop on these features before their debut and get your feedback! Easier import to Impactstory, and keeping your profile more up-to-date …

New pricing and new features, coming Sept 15th

It’s been an active couple of weeks at Impactstory. We’ve been thrilled at all the feedback we’ve received on our sustainability plan announcement, and we really appreciate the time many of you have put into sharing your thoughts with us. Inspired by some of this feedback we’ve made some new plans. To continue furthering our …

Impactstory Advisor of the Month: Megan O’Donnell (August 2014)

We’re pleased to announce the August Impactstory Advisor of the Month, Megan O’Donnell! As a Scholarly Communication Librarian at Iowa State University, Megan’s a campus expert on altmetrics and Open Science. Since joining the Advisors program, Megan has educated other campus librarians on altmetrics and Impactstory, and is currently hard at work planning an “intro …

Open Science & Altmetrics Monthly Roundup (July 2014)

Don’t have time to stay on top of the most important Open Science and Altmetrics news? We’ve gathered the very best of the month in this post. Read on! Impactstory announces a new sustainability model: $5/month subscriptions Last week, we announced that we’re switching our non-profit sustainability model to a subscription plan: $5 per month …

Starting today, Impactstory profiles will cost $5/month. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

Starting today, Impactstory profiles cost $5 per month. Why? Because our goal has always been for Impactstory to support a second scientific revolution, transforming how academia finds, shares, understands, and rewards research impact. That’s why we’re a nonprofit, and always will be. But (news flash), that transformation is not going to happen overnight. We need …