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 impactstory.org.
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.