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Research Impact Challenge: Challenge 14: Where's the Buzz? Track your Scholarly Social Media and Website Impacts


Challenge Fourteen
Where's the Buzz?
Track your Scholarly Social media and Website Impacts

Generally, altmetrics refers to usage metrics such as views or mentions on social media. Altmetrics, or alternative citation metrics, provides researchers and scholars with new ways to track their influence by examining mentions, retweets and Facebook posts, not to mention Mendeley and other websites.

Want more information? See the Altmetrics subject guide.


Research Impact Challenge Bank

The Research Impact Challenges Bank is a set of simple online activities to help you learn and apply concepts about building your online academic profile, connecting with other researchers, keeping informed of research, discoverability and access to resources, and research metrics & analysis.

 Step 1   Select a Challenge

 Step 2   Complete a Challenge

 Step 3   Share Your Response


To complete the Track Your Social Media & Website Impacts challenge and other Altmetrics challenges, go to the Research Challenge Bank.


This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Challenge

In this Challenge, we'll learn how to download an Altmetrics Bookmarklet

Steps to download your bookmarklet:


Here are some example articles to try your new Altmetrics Bookmarklet.

Visit each page, then click the “Altmetric it” bookmark you just added to your bookmarks:

Background on bookmarklet

  • The Altmetrics Bookmarklet works on PubMed, arXiv or pages containing DOIs
  • It supports publishers who embed Google Scholar citation metadata on their pages
  • Provide support for particular journals by asking @altmetric on Twitter to "add it"
  • Twitter mentions are available for articles published since July 2011
  • Altmetric may have started to support publishers after July 2011 so Twitter mentions are available from that date forward