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Altmetric Provide Social Media Data to ImpactStory

Cat Williams, 28th January 2014

We are pleased to announce that from today Altmetric will supply social media data from Twitter, G+, Reddit, and Facebook for individual researcher profiles on

Launched in 2012, ImpactStory enables researchers to create a personal profile that tracks and shares citations, downloads, and online mentions of their scholarly papers, datasets, software, and other products.


The integration of the Altmetric data offers significant improvement in the coverage of mentions of articles on these platforms for ImpactStory users. The need for article disambiguation in social media mentions (where papers may be referred to by multiple identifiers such as URL, DOI, Pubmed or ArXiv ID) has long proved a challenge in altmetrics, and is an area on which we have particularly focussed in the last few years.

We asked Jason Priem, co-founder of ImpactStory, for his take on the integration; “This is a big win for our users. Altmetric have spent years working on the thorny problem of connecting tweets with articles and have gotten very good at it – at this point, we believe they’re the best in the world.”

ImpactStory have a great product and we’re really excited to be able to work with them. The new data feed is live now, and any relevant mentions will be visible in ImpactStory researcher profiles.

4 Responses to “Altmetric Provide Social Media Data to ImpactStory”

Ernesto Priego (@ernestopriego)
January 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

.@altmetric and @ImpactStory integration- FTW! And delighted to have the donuts @ComicsGrid!

Bianca Kramer (@MsPhelps)
January 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

Collaboration @altmetric & @impactstory on social media data. See their blogs: and #altmetrics

Keita Bando (@KeitaBando)
January 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

.@Altmetric Provide Social Media Data to @ImpactStory - #altmetrics

Rishabh Shrivastava
August 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

I got to know about it today. I always thought Impact Story got its data by themselves. Really great move @Altmetric and would be beneficial for @impactstory.

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