New Easy to Use Artifact-Level Metrics Page

We are happy to announce a new artifact-level metrics page. An artifact is any piece of research output. Some of the most popular artifacts include:

  • Article
  • Blog Post
  • Book
  • Source Code
  • Theses/Dissertation
  • Video

Below is the new Artifact-Level Metrics page. This is the largest redesign of PlumX to date. Since we launched PlumX three years ago, we have interacted with 100s of institutions in dozens of countries. We took all of their feedback to heart to enhance our product.



This page has several improvements to help you uncover and tell the stories of your research output.

First, we are now summarizing the metrics in each category. Much like the Plum Print, this will make it easier for you to understand at a glance what is happening in each category.

For example, in this article you can see a metric for the total usage, with a breakdown of each sub-category. This is an easier way to digest these numbers. For full transparency, you can still easily expand the category to see all of the detail and where possible access the underlying data.



Another important new feature of this design is the exposure of the latest tweet and blog post about the artifact.



Above is an example of this article with the most recent tweet highlighted. You can easily view all of the tweets about this article with a click of the button.

We do a similar thing with blog posts.



Go here to read more about how we handle Tweets, and here for Blog Posts.

From the beginning we knew that seeing metrics for individual articles would never be enough for institutions to be able to really uncover the stories about their research. So, PlumX was built with the ability for customers to define and import their own groups and hierarchies. Here are a few examples:



On the new PlumX artifact page these groups and hierarchies are better exposed.

In the example below this researcher from the University of Pittsburgh is part of the faculty in the School of Medicine. This research is in the areas of Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology and Pediatrics. You can then easily navigate to these other areas from this article to see related research and researchers.



We are proud of our new design. Let us know what you think by emailing us or sending us a tweet.