4 reasons why Google Scholar isn’t as great as you think it is

These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find an academic who doesn’t think that Google Scholar Profiles are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Some days, I agree. Why? Because my Google Scholar Profile captures more citations to my work than Web of Knowledge or Scopus, automatically adds (and tracks citations for) new papers I’ve published, …

4 things every librarian should do with altmetrics

Researchers are starting to use altmetrics to understand and promote their academic contributions. At the same time, administrators and funders are exploring them to evaluate researchers’ impact. In light of these changes, how can you, as a librarian, stay relevant by supporting their fast-changing altmetrics needs? In this post, we’ll give you four ways to …

Ten reasons you should put altmetrics on your CV right now

If you don’t include altmetrics on your CV, you’re missing out in a big way. There are many benefits to scholars and scholarship when altmetrics are embedded in a CV. Altmetrics can: provide additional information; de-emphasize inappropriate metrics; uncover the impact of just-published work; legitimize all types of scholarly products; recognize diverse impact flavors; reward …

Impactstory Advisor of the Month: Jon Tennant (June 2014)

Jon Tennant (blog – Twitter), a PhD candidate studying tetrapod biodiversity and extinction at Imperial College London, was one of the first scientists to join our recently launched Advisor program. Within minutes of receiving his acceptance into the program, Jon was pounding the virtual pavement to let others know about Impactstory and the benefits it brings …

The ultimate guide for staying up-to-date on your data, software, white papers, slide decks and conference posters’ impact

Getting impact alerts for your papers was pretty simple to set up, but what about tracking real-time citations, downloads, and social media activity for your other research outputs? There are so many types of outputs to track–datasets, software, slide decks, and more. Plus, there seems to be dozens of websites for hosting them! How can …

Open Science & Altmetrics Monthly Roundup (May 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! GitHub & co. continue working to incentivize open science software This month, collaborative coding site GitHub updated the public on their work with Figshare, Zenodo, and …

Do you have what it takes to be an Impactstory Advisor?

You’ve been asking for an opportunity to help spread the word about Impactstory. Here it is. We’re recruiting a select group of researchers and librarians to become Impactstory Advisors! Our advisors will: Invite friends and colleagues to try out Impactstory Give us feedback on features and report bugs Host brown bag lunches and presentations on …