Posts by: Stephanie Faulkner

Chinese Wikipedia Now in PlumX Metrics

Expanding our metric sources to include regional content has been something PlumX is very proud of, whether it is offering citation metrics from the Airiti, CSCD or SciELO or expanding our coverage of Wikipedia to include editions beyond the flagship English version. Read More

EBSCO metrics in PlumX to be discontinued

We have been happy to have been able to continue to include EBSCO Usage and Capture data, as well as clinical citations from DynaMed Plus Topics, after our move from EBSCO to Elsevier in 2017. Effective November 1, 2020, PlumX Metrics will no longer be receiving usage and capture metrics from EBSCO and PlumX Metrics will no longer appear in EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service. Read More

Introducing Patent Family Citations in PlumX Metrics

Patents are one of 3 types of metrics currently in PlumX that can demonstrate societal impact – how a piece of research impacts an economy, culture, public policy, health, or the environment. Patents, in particular, can demonstrate economic impact. In PlumX, Read More

Announcing Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) in PlumX Metrics

The Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD), established in 1989 by the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and contains journals in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geoscience, biology, agriculture and forestry science, medicine and health, engineering technology, Read More

Changes to WorldCat® Holdings in PlumX Metrics

In 2013, PlumX Metrics partnered with OCLC to add WorldCat® library book holdings* as a usage metric. Holdings are an important metric to help librarians, researchers and others to understand the impact of research in disciplines where books represent a significant portion of the research output. Read More

What do the metrics really mean??

Are 20 citations good? That’s often a question we hear from our users – are my PlumX Metric numbers good or bad? It can be hard to determine what the metrics actually mean. One way we can help is to provide some context, Read More