Your work’s impact helps define your identity as a scientist; that’s why we’re so excited about being the world’s most complete impact profile. But of course the content of your work is a key part of your identity, too.
This week, we’re launching a feature that’ll bring that content to your Impactstory profile: if there’s a free fulltext version of one of your articles, we’ll find it and automatically link to it from your profile.
We’ll be automatically checking tons of places to find where an article’s freely available:
- Is the article in PMC?
- Is it published in a journal listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals?
- Is it published in a journal considered “open access” by Mendeley?
- Does PubMed LinkOut to a free and full-text resource version?
- If it’s in none of these, is it in our custom-built list of other open sources (including arXiv, figshare, and others)?
Of course, even with all these checks, we’re going to miss some sources–especially self-archiving in institutional repositories. So we’ll be improving our list over time, and you’ll be able to easily add your own linkouts when we miss them.
We’re excited to pull all this together; it’s another big step toward making your Impactstory profile a great place to share your scholarly identity online. Look for the release in a few days!