We are releasing a new version of Impactstory!
We baked what we’ve learned from hundreds of conversations with researchers into a sleeker, leaner, more useful Impactstory.
Our new Achievements showcase your meaningful accomplishments, not just counts. Our new three-part score helps you track your buzz, engagement, and openness. And next-generation notification emails are improved to tell you what you want to know reliably every week.
And of course we’ve got a slew of other new features as well, including Depsy integration, ORCID sync-on-demand, and full support for mobile.
What’s more, we’re simplifying and streamlining everywhere, eliminating little-used features and doubling down on what users have told us they love. Profile creation is now only via ORCID, we only deal in DOIs, and citation metrics are gone. As a result, creating a profile takes just seconds, our support for diverse research products (preprints, datasets, etc) is bulletproof, and metrics are now consistently clear and up-to-date. Along with a complete code rewrite, these changes make Impactstory faster and more reliable than it’s ever been.
Last but not least, not only are we making Impactstory better: we’re making it cheaper. As in, all the way cheaper. Free!
Why? We heard you love the idea, but not the price–largely because your disciplines or departments aren’t quite ready to use altmetrics for evaluation. We can see this is starting to change, and want to help that change happen as quickly as possible. That means letting as many researchers as possible engage with altmetrics, right now. Free helps that happen.
Alternative sustainability models (like freemium features and new grants) will allow us to continue to build and maintain tools like Impactstory and Depsy to help change how researchers think about understanding and measuring the influence of their work.
Sound good? It is. We think you’ll love it. Go make yourself a profile and see what you learn: https://impactstory.org (and if you’re a current impactstory subscriber check your email for migration details).
We think this new Impactstory the best thing we’ve ever done, and it’s a big step towards creating the open science, altmetrics-powered future we believe in. Thanks building that future with us. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think!