21 October 2014 Leave a comment
Stacy Konkiel is the Director of Marketing & Research at Impactstory, a not-for-profit service that tracks altmetrics.
A former academic librarian, Stacy has written and spoken most often about the potential for altmetrics in academic libraries.
Stacy has been an advocate for Open Scholarship since the beginning of her career, but credits her time at Public Library of Science (PLOS) with sparking her interest in altmetrics and other revolutions in scientific communication.
Prior to PLOS, she earned her dual Masters degrees in Information Science and Library Science at Indiana University (2008). You can connect with Stacy on Twitter at @skonkiel.
This is the second of two posts about altmetrics, which are metrics that measure the social impact of your research.
In the first post, I argued that the impact metrics we’ve been using are good but too limited in scope to be useful for 21st century researchers. In this post, I’ll give a brief guide to the most popular altmetrics aggregators and some tips to get started on collecting and sharing your own impact metrics.
Altmetrics reporting services
There are a handful of altmetrics reporting services currently in existence. Here are some key services and their essential features.