ORCID and Plum Analytics Work Together to Easily Provide Altmetric Information to Researchers

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.


Once the effort to create ORCID profiles for researchers has been done, you can now easily connect their scholarly activities with PlumXTM to track metrics about their research.

Specifically, PlumX uses the ORCID API to retrieve a list of the researcher’s public works and then uses the information to establish a PlumX researcher profile and gather metrics about the research’s impact.

“ORCID addresses a problem shared by individuals and organizations across the research community: reliably connecting a researcher with their research, by embedding persistent identifiers into key research workflows. PlumX consumes ORCID-tagged data and provides a presentation layer that researchers can use to see who is using and talking about their research,” said Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID.

In May, 2014, Plum Analytics was a proud sponsor of the ORCID Spring Outreach Meeting. We participated in the poster session showing our PlumX/ORICD integration. Below is the poster we presented.


What is significant about this integration is that after the ORCID information is integrated into PlumX the metrics about the research is viewable via the PlumX dashboard or through one of the Plum Analytics widgets – group, author and article.


In the future, we plan to create a PlumX profile for every ORCID profile so when you become a PlumX user your researchers with an ORCID profile will automatically be there.

For additional information about our ORCID integration read our press release here.