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Using ImpactStory
A basic step-by-step introduction
5 June 2014
Version 7
What is ImpactStory?
• “an open-source, web-based tool that helps
researchers explore and share the diverse
impacts of all their research products”
http://www.impactstory.org/faq
• You can use it to get an idea who is bookmarking,
recommending, saving and citing your papers as
well as other outputs (e.g. software and blog
posts) and where this is happening
To get started:
go to http://impactstory.org/
Select “What’s my impact”
to get started…
Complete your name, email address and a password:
Select “Uncover my impact”:
Click on the appropriate option(s) to add your
products from any/all of the below sources:
E.g. Adding Figshare products:
E.g. Adding Github code:
E.g. Adding your Google Scholar profile articles:
E.g. Adding your ORCID profile articles:
E.g. Adding your Slideshare products:
The channels you’ve connected will show as on:
Select “back to profile” when you’re done adding:
Your products will then update with
any impact info:
You can also “Import individual products”:
For “Import individual products”, there are a variety of
IDs you can use to import products:
You can access your account settings here:
To add a profile picture:
To change your notification settings:
Edit you custom URL:
Change your email address and password:
And you’re done!
The results of a sample collection
showing the altmetrics of a few outputs:
Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
The results of a sample collection
showing the altmetrics of a few outputs:
Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
Linked accounts
The results of a sample collection
showing the altmetrics of a few outputs:
Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
Output title – the name of your paper, dataset, etc
The results of a sample collection
showing the altmetrics of a few outputs:
Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
Summary of
the altmetrics
results
The results of a sample collection
showing the altmetrics of a few outputs:
Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
In the summary of the altmetrics
results, BLUE blocks indicate a
measure of scholarly impact
While GREEN blocks indicate a
measure of public impact
To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results
by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary:
To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results
by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary:
You can click through to
see more details on, for
example, the citations
on Scopus
To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results
by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary:
This particular article has 14 Scopus citations.
This article has more citations than 91% of items indexed in that same year
(2012).
To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results
by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary:
You can also track
increases in your
citations, views,
downloads, etc.
Some additional things to note:
• You can only use ImpactStory with an account (free)
• When logged in, you can remove items from or add items to
your profile:
Some additional things to note:
• If you have already created a profile and have an account, you
can login in to make any changes:
You can add other articles, etc. using either
“Connect more accounts” or the “Import individual products”:
You can also download the altmetrics data:
See how many of the papers listed on the profile are
available Open Access:
• Sources of some of the metrics that are measured:
Altmetric.com (for blog post, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter
data), CiteULike, CrossRef, Delicious, Figshare, Mendeley,
PLoS, PubMed, Scopus, Slideshare, Wikipedia.
• To see more on how ImpactStory should and shouldn’t be
used, see the FAQs: http://impactstory.org/faq#toc_3_3
• To download this step by step guide, visit:
http://www.slideshare.net/SarahG_SS/using-impactstory-an-
introduction
Some additional things to note:
For more information and to keep up to date with the
latest on ImpactStory:
• See the FAQ page: http://www.impactstory.org/faq
• Find out more about the team behind ImpactStory:
http://www.impactstory.org/about
• Follow the blog: http://blog.impactstory.org/
• Follow ImpactStory on Twitter: @ImpactStory

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Using ImpactStory: an Introduction

  • 1. Using ImpactStory A basic step-by-step introduction 5 June 2014 Version 7
  • 2. What is ImpactStory? • “an open-source, web-based tool that helps researchers explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products” http://www.impactstory.org/faq • You can use it to get an idea who is bookmarking, recommending, saving and citing your papers as well as other outputs (e.g. software and blog posts) and where this is happening
  • 3.
  • 4. To get started: go to http://impactstory.org/
  • 5. Select “What’s my impact” to get started…
  • 6. Complete your name, email address and a password:
  • 7. Select “Uncover my impact”:
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10. Click on the appropriate option(s) to add your products from any/all of the below sources:
  • 11. E.g. Adding Figshare products:
  • 13. E.g. Adding your Google Scholar profile articles:
  • 14. E.g. Adding your ORCID profile articles:
  • 15. E.g. Adding your Slideshare products:
  • 16. The channels you’ve connected will show as on:
  • 17. Select “back to profile” when you’re done adding:
  • 18. Your products will then update with any impact info:
  • 19. You can also “Import individual products”:
  • 20. For “Import individual products”, there are a variety of IDs you can use to import products:
  • 21. You can access your account settings here:
  • 22. To add a profile picture:
  • 23. To change your notification settings:
  • 25. Change your email address and password:
  • 27. The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
  • 28. The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger Linked accounts
  • 29. The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger Output title – the name of your paper, dataset, etc
  • 30. The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger Summary of the altmetrics results
  • 31. The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger In the summary of the altmetrics results, BLUE blocks indicate a measure of scholarly impact While GREEN blocks indicate a measure of public impact
  • 32. To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary:
  • 33. To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary: You can click through to see more details on, for example, the citations on Scopus
  • 34. To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary: This particular article has 14 Scopus citations. This article has more citations than 91% of items indexed in that same year (2012).
  • 35. To see the altmetrics for each article, you can view the results by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary: You can also track increases in your citations, views, downloads, etc.
  • 36. Some additional things to note: • You can only use ImpactStory with an account (free) • When logged in, you can remove items from or add items to your profile:
  • 37. Some additional things to note: • If you have already created a profile and have an account, you can login in to make any changes:
  • 38. You can add other articles, etc. using either “Connect more accounts” or the “Import individual products”:
  • 39. You can also download the altmetrics data:
  • 40. See how many of the papers listed on the profile are available Open Access:
  • 41. • Sources of some of the metrics that are measured: Altmetric.com (for blog post, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter data), CiteULike, CrossRef, Delicious, Figshare, Mendeley, PLoS, PubMed, Scopus, Slideshare, Wikipedia. • To see more on how ImpactStory should and shouldn’t be used, see the FAQs: http://impactstory.org/faq#toc_3_3 • To download this step by step guide, visit: http://www.slideshare.net/SarahG_SS/using-impactstory-an- introduction Some additional things to note:
  • 42. For more information and to keep up to date with the latest on ImpactStory: • See the FAQ page: http://www.impactstory.org/faq • Find out more about the team behind ImpactStory: http://www.impactstory.org/about • Follow the blog: http://blog.impactstory.org/ • Follow ImpactStory on Twitter: @ImpactStory

Editor's Notes

  1. This tool can help you look at and share the impact of many of your research products – not just for peer reviewed articles.