To read the video's transcript, please click here.

Measure the Impact of Your Manuscript

Journal Data

There are a number of ways to find out if your paper is gaining traction, and a good place to start is your journal’s website. Your journal may provide the number of article views and downloads directly on your article page. Reach out to the journal editor if you need help finding this information.


The Altmetric bookmarklet compiles press and social media mentions for recently published articles. This tool allows you to track online conversations about your research and engage with your audience. Simply add the Altmetric It! button to your bookmarks. Then, click the button when you’ve navigated to a journal article of interest to see the Altmetric data.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar conveniently tracks citations for journal articles. You can search for your article by entering your name, affiliation, and other search criteria on the My Citations page.

ResearchGate and Kudos

Link up with other researchers and make your research visible through ResearchGate's online community. This site allows you to share your research and track statistics on your viewer network. You may also consider setting up an account on Kudos to make your video accessible to broader audiences.

View the Impact of Your Research Video


YouTube offers several metrics for tracking your video’s viewership:


Vimeo provides four metrics for tracking video performance:

To increase viewership and get the word out about your research, share your manuscript and video widely and often!

For more information about AJE's Video Abstract service, visit our website. You can also view more videos from AJE on our YouTube channel.

This article was originally published on the AJE Scholar Author Resource Center.