Citation and Impact Tracking

Exploring new metrics for calculating influence.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
DataCite Metadata Search
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
ImpactStory
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
Mendeley
  • Download
  • Service
  • Free
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • GUI
  • Web
  • Yes
ReaderMeter
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • No

The DataCite Metadata Search service aims to support efforts at increasing the ease and prevalence of data citation. By exposing and providing a search interface for metadata attached to datasets that are registered with the DataCite Metadata Store, the Search service allows researchers to find others’ data and to track their own data’s DOI and citations.

ImpactStory allows researchers and organisations to gather a wide range of impact metrics about multiple forms of scholarly output.

Mendeley is a combination web service and desktop application that allows users to create, manage, and share collections of references.

ReaderMeter is a web-based service that compiles readership information about scientific content to create an estimate of the content’s community impact.