Mount Sinai, Social Media & Plum Analytics – Oh My!

In a recent blog post from Mount Sinai, they reported results of an analysis they performed about social media and 7,000 articles authored by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai authors from 2012 – 2014 using PlumX Dashboards.

Mt Sinai Social Media Grpah

As you can see from their graph pictured above, these articles have been gaining significant social media attention. In the blog post, the authors concluded that people are finding the research from their Mount Sinai authors interesting and are spreading the word. Further, these authors find this significant, “as it points to the fact that our research touches people’s lives and is used as an information source.”

Mount Sinai used PlumX Dashboards to do this research.

One of the articles that the authors commented on was published in 2014 and written by  Dr. Philip Landrigan, Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center and the Ethel Wise Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventative Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center (NYC) and his colleague Dr. Philippe Grandjean from the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard University. The article was titled, “Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity” and was published in The Lancet.

You can see the PlumX article-level metrics page here:

Mt Sinai Article Page

Indeed, you can see across all five categories of metrics – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations – there has been a lot of interest in this article, including 377 tweets. You can use PlumX to look further into these tweets and see them all in context.

Mt Sinai Article Tweets

Using the data and information in PlumX helped Mount Sinai understand what is happening with their research so they can tell the stories about it.

To read the blog post go here.