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Altmetrics for Researchers

Use the tabs below to learn more about Altmetrics and how to use them to help document the impact of your research



This guide includes information about the many options you have for tracking new kinds of metrics to demonstrate the impact of all of your work -- articles, data sets, conference presentations, and more. Since there are so many options, here are the ones we think are the "best" for getting started with Altmetrics. 

1. Get an ORCID!

It's important to distinguish your work from that of others with similar names. Signing up for an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) will help ensure that you get credit for all of your work. It's free!


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2. Collect your kudos!

Make your work more discoverable by displaying it in Kudos! Kudos will help you publicize it.

Register for a free Kudos account! List your publications in Kudos, and take advantage of opportunities to add descriptive information about your research. The Kudos platform distributes your additional content to aid discoverability of your publications. Kudos provides the following metrics: number of article views, full text downloads, share referrals, Kudos views, and your Altmetric score.

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3. Create a profile on at least one professional social network

Make your work more visible to other researchers and members of the public by listing your publications or discussing your research on social media websites.


The best ones to get started with are below. They're free!



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4. Share all of your research "products"

Share all of your research by adding your data, videos, slideshows, etc., to appropriate repositories. Most sites provide altmetrics to show how your research is being viewed, used, and shared. Here are some great sites to use. They're all free!






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Presentations and Slideshows




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