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Spotlight on Captures: Early indicators of citation counts

More and more, policymakers are expecting scientists to demonstrate the value of their research to society. While peer review and bibliometrics have become accepted methods for assessing the impact research has on other research, there is currently no established framework that addresses the impact of research on the broader society. Read More

Wikipedia Influences Language in Science Publications

Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website globally.[1] The online encyclopedia contains about 0.5 – 1.0 million scientific articles, but scientists still rarely cite them as a source of knowledge in their papers. However, this does not mean that they are not reading Wikipedia articles. Read More

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