Communicate Your Research
Tools & Metrics for Authors
These tools can help track the reach of your article, increase readership, and identify your individual research. Scroll down or click the logos below to learn how.
An Introduction to Altmetric
At the end of 2015 The FASEB Journal partnered with Digital Sciences to add the Altmetric badge to articles that are getting the attention of researchers in the field.
What is Altmetric ?
A single research output may live online in multiple websites and can be talked about across dozens of different platforms. Knowing who’s talking about your research and what they’re saying is crucial. You need to know how it is represented to the public and that it is reaching the right people at the right time. Altmetric shows you and the research community the impact of your article and allows you to track the ongoing discussion.
Altmetric monitors the following sources for mentions about research outputs:
- Public Policy
- Online Reference Managers
- Research highlights
- Multimedia and other online platforms: YouTube, Reddit
- Mainstream Media
- Post Publication Peer-review platforms
- Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked In, Sina Weibo and Pinteres
Each article with an Altmetric score provides a link to more detailed information about the score to keep you informed about who is talking about your research (example below).
KUDOS - Increase Readership of your Articles
Kudos is a free service through which you can broaden readership and increase the impact of your research. Kudos is more than a just a networking site, and more than just a publication listing. It is a toolkit for explaining your work in plain language and for enriching it with links to related materials (watch a video about explaining and enriching). Kudos also provides a unique one-stop shop for multiple metrics relating to your publications: page views, citations, full text downloads and altmetrics. When you explain, enrich and share your work through Kudos, we map your actions against these metrics in charts that show you which activities are most effective when it comes to increasing the reach and impact of your work (watch a video about sharing your work).
By sharing your work, and creating simple descriptions that we can share on your behalf, you maximize the likelihood of the right people finding and applying it.
Not sure how to build a social media following? Check out this resource: https://blog.growkudos.com/2016/03/01/how-to-build-a-social-media-following/
Plain language descriptions help others in your field to filter more of the literature and determine which works to read in depth. They also make your work more accessible to people outside your field – from non-specialists in related fields, or those with different native languages, to those outside academia all together.
A recent study revealed that proactively explaining and sharing work increases downloads by 23%. Get the MOST out of KUDOS with this resource: https://blog.growkudos.com/2016/04/15/top-tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-kudos/
Broadening your readership helps ensure the maximum possible exposure and impact for your work.
Kudos is quick to use, and free for researchers. Start enhancing the impact of your publications now. Start Now!