What is ImpactStory?
Who is ImpactStory for?
ImpactStory data can be:
highlighted as indications of the minimum impact a research artifact has made on the community
explored more deeply to see who is citing, bookmarking, and otherwise using your work
run to collect usage information for mention in biosketches
included as a link in CVs
analyzed by downloading detailed metric information
Some of these issues relate to the early-development phase of ImpactStory, some reflect our early-understanding of altmetrics, and some are just common sense.
ImpactStory reports shouldn't be used:
ImpactStory is in early development. See limitations and take it all with a grain of salt.
ImpactStory is currently better at collecting comprehensive metrics for some artifacts than others, in ways that are not clear in the report. Extreme care should be taken in comparisons. Numbers should be considered minimums.
Source: ImpactStory FAQ's
As of May 2012, ImpactStory is funded through a $125k grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
"No one can read everything. We rely on filters to make sense of the scholarly literature, but the narrow, traditional filters are being swamped. However, the growth of new, online scholarly tools allows us to make new filters; these altmetrics reflect the broad, rapid impact of scholarship in this burgeoning ecosystem. We call for more tools and research based on altmetrics."
1. Click on "Create My Impact Profile"