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Plum Analytics Provides a Worldly View of Research

It is important to us to provide a  worldwide and comprehensive picture of research impact to enable customers in all regions to tell the stories of their research. Here is a round-up of our announcements about new research metrics from around the world. Read More

Categorizing Policy Document Citations

At Plum Analytics, we’ve been working hard to incorporate policy document citations into PlumX. The term “policy documents” can be a nebulous way of describing documents resulting from the research of non-profits, governmental organizations and think-tanks. They can take the form of white papers, Read More

The Book on Book Altmetrics from PlumX

We recently created an infographic to describe the research and metrics that PlumX covers. In that process we took a look at how many books and book chapters PlumX tracks. As you can see above, PlumX tracks 4.1 million books and book chapters. Read More

PlumX Customers Track 67 Different Types of Research Output

We recently created an Infographic to describe what research PlumX tracks and discovered some interesting facts about what our customers consider research. Just two examples of different artifacts we’ve heard about recently from our customers are a YouTube video of a musical score created by a music professor and an important book written by a psychology faculty member. Read More

VIVO 2016: Advanced Data Sharing & the Risks of ‘Garbage In, Gospel Out.’

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As fall arrives, I’m looking back at some of the conferences and meetings that we attended over the summer. The VIVO annual conference was in Denver in August, and for us, it was both successful and enlightening. The conference centered on people interesting in or already using VIVO and offered a collaborative atmosphere to talk about adopting and implementing VIVO and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing. Read More