Jason Priem


As a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jason led the creation of the field of altmetrics--coining the term, authoring the influential Altmetrics Manifesto, and leading the first altmetrics workshops. In 2013 Jason co-founded Impactstory (now Our Research), a nonprofit building open software to promote the growth of open science. Since then Our Research has received funding from the US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and others. Jason’s latest project with Our Research is Unpaywall, an open database of 20 million free-to-read scholarly papers used by millions of researchers and lay readers worldwide.