Open Access Week 2014 – a look back and ahead

Much like Lil Bub, we’re bushed. Our Open Access Week 2014 was very eventful–we spoke with more than 100 researchers and librarians in 9 countries over 5 days. Here’s how we spent our time. Throughout the week, Stacy hosted several sessions of “The Right Metrics for Generation Open: a guide to getting credit for Open …

Open Science & Altmetrics Monthly Roundup (September 2014)

September 2014 saw Elsevier staking its claim in altmetrics research, one scientist’s calculations of the “opportunity cost” of practicing Open Science, and a whole lot more. Read on! Hundreds attend 1am:London Conference Researchers, administrators, and librarians from around the world convened in London on September 25 and 26 to debate and discover at 1am:London, a …

Join Impactstory for Open Access Week 2014!

This year, we’re talking Open Science and altmetrics in an Open Access Week 2014 webinar, “The right metrics for Generation Open: a guide to getting credit for practicing Open Science.” We’re also scheduling a limited number of customizable presentations for universities around the world–read on to learn more! Register for “The Right Metrics for Generation …

What’s our impact? (August 2014)

You may have noticed a change in our blog in recent months: we’ve added a number of editorial, how-to, and opinion posts, in addition to “behind the scenes” Impactstory updates. Posts on our blogs and commentary on Twitter serve two purposes for us.  First, they promote our nonprofit goals of education and awareness.  Second, they …

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. …