ReaderMeter: researcher-level metrics based on readership

Martin Fenner
October 3, 2010 1 min read

In a blog post last week (, Dario Taraborelli officially announced ReaderMeter ( ReaderMeter takes the usage data from reference managers (starting with Mendeley ( to analyze the impact of publications by a particular author.

ReaderMeter is a welcome addition to other metrics of researcher impact, most of which are citation-based. And ReaderMeter was hacked together in a few nights, so the service should improve over time. Dario mentions some of the current limitations in his blog post:

ReaderMeter is visually pleasing and fun to use. And the data are also provided in JSON format, which allows integration into other web pages, e.g. the researcher’s home page.

(n.d.-a). In Retrieved February 21, 2021, from
(n.d.-b). In Retrieved February 21, 2021, from e-Print archive. (2016). In
caBIG. (2015). In
F1000 launches fast, open science publishing for biology and medicine : News blog. (2016). In
Fenner, M. (2013). What Can Article-Level Metrics Do for You? PLOS Biology, 11(10), e1001687.
Home : Nature Precedings. (2016). In
In which I suggest a preprint archive for clinical trials Gobbledygook. (2016). In
Twitter. It’s what’s happening. (2016). In

Other Formats