Our customer, the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine Levy Library, is working with their departments to drive deeper into their university faculty structures to educate researchers and recruit them to understanding and embracing altmetrics.
Mount Sinai’s Levy Library is featuring Article Spotlights each month using PlumX. Featured work is highlighted with Plum Prints showing the interest in pieces of work as measured by our five categories of metrics.
The Mount Sinai Article Spotlights are helping to bring an understanding of the value of research metrics that Plum Analytics provides to the researchers.
We’re sharing the last few months of Mount Sinai’s Spotlight articles below. Enjoy–and let us know if your institution has a similar program.
In the first Article Spotlight from Mount Sinai, the library introduces the topic of altmetrics and explains its relevance to this new landscape of research. This article shows that while the citation count is nine, there is a much greater interest in this piece on social media and in usage, with 25 abstract views.
In the second Article Spotlight, which is the largest genome-wide association studies (GWAS) meta-analysis for BMI, the citation counts are high at 279, but so are the usage and other metrics, reaching into the thousands. Clearly this piece has a wide range of interest.
This review article examines the advances in understanding and managing food allergies and finds that deeper insights into genetics and the microbiome, incorporation of bioinformatics, and numerous approaches to treatment in preclinical and clinical studies will change our approach to food allergies. With 5% of adults and 8% of children being affected, it’s no wonder why the citations exceed 230 and the other metrics such as usage are high as well.
Demonstrating that research outside of the hard sciences has a tougher road to gather citations, this article on coping strategies for bipolar disorder does not yet have citations, however, it has attracted abstract views, link-outs and captures.
Here, an oncology article boasts more than 30 citations and more than 900 abstract views, again, showing an outsized interest in the work than simply the citation count might relay.
Digoxin use in patients with atrial fibrillation and adverse cardiovascular outcomes: A retrospective analysis of the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF)
Atrial fibrillation may affect 30 million people worldwide. This article calls for randomized testing to determine if digoxin treatment is a potential cause of sudden death for some patients. Its metrics for usage, captures, mentions and social media are all high, signifying strong interest in this topic.
This most recent featured article on quantifying prion disease penetrance has a good number of clicks in usage and also strong captures and social media notice.
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