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Research Metrics: Alternative Metrics

Almetric Explorer


ImpactStory is a free tool that brings together a diverse assortment of altmetrics and traditional citation metrics for your research outputs, including both journal articles and datasets. Run a report on a particular journal article or dataset using its DOI or PubMed ID, or import your entire bibliography of articles/datasets using your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) or a BibTeX file exported from Google Scholar

Other Altmetrics Tools

Some Open Access Journals, such as PLoS ONE, allow reader comments and provide a variety of article-level metrics including number of views, downloads, and social media mentions. 

WakeSpace Scholarship, an institutional repository of scholarship authored by WFU researchers, provides usage statistics.



Having your work formally cited by other researchers is a very slow process. Altmetrics (number of tweets, blog posts, likes, bookmarks, etc. in social media) are faster and wider-ranging measures of how people—both other researchers and the general public—are interested in your work. 

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