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Assessing Impact: Metrics, Altmetrics and Impact Factors

This guide highlights important metrics used to measure journal impact, author impact and article impact.


  • Provides researchers with a collated record of all online shares and mentions of their research.   Also provides researchers with ability to read all comments related to their research.

Plum Analytics

  • Provides Usage, Captures (Exports /  Readers),  Mentions, Social Media (Likes / Shares) and Citation Data.

Impact Story  

  • Impact Story is an open source, web-based tool that provides almetrics to help researchers measure the impacts of their research outputs including journal articles, blog posts, datasets, and software.


  • Provides Altmetrics Badge, Twitter Mentions, Citation Information,  RCR Mean and FCR Mean.  In addition also lists and research grants associated with a publication.