Category Archives: Social Media Metrics

Impact Story

Impact Story is an open-source tool founded in 2011 by Jason Priem and Heather Piwowar. It provides social media metrics for diverse research outputs (such as articles, blog posts, datasets, and software) from, Twitter, Mendeley, CrossRef, BASE, ORCID, etc. Impact Story offers a free online profile for researchers. It provides an overview of social… Read More »


Lagotto is a social media metrics data aggregator. It is an Open Source application started in 2009 by Public Library of Science (PLOS). Lagotto provides social media metrics both for PloS articles (known as PLOS ALM) and also for articles from any other publishers. It retrieves data from a wide set of sources. The metrics are… Read More »

Track PlumX metrics of your research outputs

Plum Analytics founded in 2012, acquired by Ebsco in 2014 and by Elsevier in 2017. It provides metrics for different research outputs (articles, blog posts, books, source codes, theses/dissertations, videos). The metrics are grouped in 5 categories of usage, captures, mentions, social media, and citations. In order to track PlumX metrics of your research output follow… Read More »

What are social media metrics?

Definition: Social media metrics (popularly known as altmetrics) refers to the metrics (number of tweets, Facebook counts, Wikipedia mentions, blog posts, news mentions, and saves/readers in online reference management tools) for research products driven from social media platforms. History: The idea for measuring social media metrics of research outputs first introduced by Jason Priem in… Read More »

How to embed Altmetric Donut Badge in your institutional repository/research portal?

For individual academic institutions Altmetric Donut Badge are free to display on content published by their institutes (see here an introductory video). Follow these steps: Inform the domain of your institutional repository/ research portal. For this you need to send an email to: Choose the style of badge you’d like to be shown… Read More »

How to add Altmetric Donut to your browser? is a Digital Science company founded in 2011. A range of different sources including mentions of research outputs in policy documents, blogs, mainstream media, online reference managers, and social media tools are tracked by based on URLs or unique identifiers of research outputs. Metrics of research outputs displayed via a detailed page and Altmetric… Read More »