Usage Metrics

Article level usage metrics are the number one statistic that researchers want to know after their citation counts.

  • Is anyone reading our work?
  • Did anyone watch our videos?

PlumX is unique in combining artifact-level Usage data with other artifact-level metrics. Below is a listing of the current Usage metrics that PlumX supports, and the providers of the data.

Metrics as of April 14, 2017

Metric Source(s) Description
Abstract Views Airiti Library, bepress, CABI, DSpace, EBSCO, ePrints, PLOS, RePEc, SSRN The number of times the abstract of an article has been viewed
Clicks bit.ly The number of clicks of a URL
Collaborators GitHub The number of collaborators of an artifact
Downloads Airiti Library, bepress, Dryad, DSpace, ePrints, Figshare, Github, Institutional Repositories, Pure, RePEc, Slideshare, SSRN The number of times an artifact has been downloaded
Full Text Views CABI, EBSCO, OJS Journals, PLOS The number of times the full text of an article has been viewed
Holdings WorldCat The number of libraries that hold the book artifact
HTML Views EBSCO, Forbes, PLOS, PubMedCentral The number of times the HTML of an article has been viewed
Link Outs EBSCO The number of times an outbound link has been clicked to a library catalog or link resolver
Plays Vimeo,  YouTube, SoundCloud The number of times the video or audio has been played.
PDF Views EBSCO, PLOS, PubMedCentral The number of times the PDF of an artifact has been viewed
Sample Downloads EBSCO The number of times an artifact’s content has been sampled (e.g. pages, MP3)
Supporting Data Views EBSCO, PLOS The number of times the supporting data of an artifact has been viewed
Views Dryad, EBSCO, figshare, Slideshare The number of times the artifact has been viewed.

To see the changes we have made to our metrics go to our audit log.