Demonstrate your wider impact

Usage data from the Leicester Research Archive & Understanding your impact on the social web - altmetrics

Formal publications and citations tell only a part of the story of how your outputs are received in the outside world.  Demonstrating wider impacts is important and new tools are emerging to help you show just that.

Usage data from the Leicester Research Archive

For more information about tracking views and downloads of your outputs in the Leicester Research Archive, contact us (lra@le.ac.uk).

Understanding your impact on the social web

altmetrics

altmetrics is an umbrella term for new metrics based on social media engagement.  For example, by reporting the number of times your paper has been tweeted, mentioned in a blog, or socially bookmarked to a tool like Mendeley.

The market leader in this field is altmetric.com and your publication records in IRIS are linked to their service.  Go to MyElements and then select Publications and you will see a symbol like the one below.  Click on it and you will see more detailed information about that paper's wider impact.

Altmetric.com: new metrics based on social media engagement

You can find altmetrics for any document that has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) somewhere on the page. Simply download a free bookmarklet (Chrome, Firefox or Safari only) and drag it to your bookmarks bar.

For more information about alternatives to traditional metrics, contact the Research Services team (librarians@le.ac.uk).

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