The power of ALMs lies in their ability to:



ASSESS IMPACT BEFORE THE ACCRUAL OF ACADEMIC CITATIONS

INCORPORATE BOTH ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL METRICS

REFLECT CHANGING INFLUENCE OF A WORK OVER TIME





ALMs track the reach, use and reuse of research outcomes – from articles and figures to datasets and code – to help guide understanding of a work's influence.



How to Make ALMs Work for You


Feature ALMs on your public profile pages (lab website, personal blog, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, LinkedIn) to tell your article’s story to those who are interested in your work.

The ability to demonstrate that your research generates significant interest could help secure the advantage you need in a tight, competitive funding environment.

Showcase the influence of your work when you apply for tenure and promotion or when you apply for positions outside academia—in policy, industry or elsewhere.

ALMs can guide you to the most important and influential work, whether for analyzing trends in a field of interest, staying abreast of recent discoveries or searching ideas for a new project.

Identify potential collaborators early, based upon the impact of their work and its relevance to yours. ALMs allow you to find them while they're actively engaged in the research of interest.

Because ALMs are available shortly after publication and are continually updated, they provide a snapshot of an article’s reach at any given moment. IJCU ALMs draw from the sources below:

VIEWED:

IJCU Journals (PDF)

SAVED:

CiteULike, Mendeley

CITED:

CrossRef, Google Scholar

RECOMMENDED:

F1000 Prime

DISCUSSED:

IJCU Comments, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia