PlumX for Institutional Repositories: Get more value from your institutional repository.

PlumX for Institutional Repositories allows you to get more value from an institutional repository (IR) by embedding the research metrics about your research directly into the IR. These research metrics are about the different versions of the same article – not just the one in the IR, so your authors can see the impact and reach of their research in just one place. This makes your IR a more valuable place for research and encourages your authors to deposit their articles and other research.

Embed metrics where you need them.

The PlumX metrics come to you. The Plum Print shows all of the research metrics about your research that you can easily embed anywhere.

Same article – different places. Measure them all.

Research output is hosted on multiple platforms including publisher sites, discipline-based pre-print repositories, institutional repositories, and aggregated databases. In addition research is referenced on web sites such as faculty pages, department and lab sites, CVs, and abstracting and indexing databases. PlumX provides easy-to-embed metrics widgets for all of these types of resources.

Understand metrics information through categorization.

PlumX recognizes that not all metrics are created equal. An article that is downloaded is different than a tweet about the same article. PlumX categorizes the research metrics in 5 categories so you can make sense out of the data: citations, usage, mentions, captures, and social media.

Most comprehensive research metrics product.

Comprehensive in terms of the amount and variety of research metrics we track. PlumX tracks research metrics from over 30 sources – with new ones added frequently. Comprehensive in terms of the types of research output tracked. PlumX tracks output over 20 different types of output from articles to videos. PlumX does not require output to have a DOI, you can use many different types of identifiers including ISBN and URLs.

NOTE: PlumX for Institutional Repositories was formerly known as PlumX Metrics.