Plum™ Analytics Expands Clinical Research Tracking to Include Citations in Clinical Practice Guidelines in PubMed®

~ PlumX Suite Now Mines Citations from More Than 21,000 Clinical Practice Guidelines ~

IPSWICH, Mass.November 10, 2016—Researchers now have an additional way to see the impact of their work in clinical practice by tracking when their research is cited in clinical practice guidelines. Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company, has expanded its Clinical Citations metrics in its PlumX Suite to include clinical practice guidelines indexed in PubMed®.

Clinical practice guidelines in PubMed are part of a wider variety of clinical resources and services provided by the US National Library of Medicine®. Designed to help improve the quality of patient care, more than 21,000 clinical practice guidelines are currently indexed in PubMed, which provides free access to MEDLINE® and other selected life science journals.

PlumX measures citations to research in the clinical practice guidelines from PubMed, and tracks them in the Clinical Citations category in PlumX to help clinical and translational science researchers, and organizations that fund their work, better understand what types of research are impacting clinical topics and guidelines. When a piece of research is cited in a clinical practice guideline indexed in PubMed, it is counted and displayed in the PlumX user’s tab as a PubMed Clinical Guideline Citation. The citation also includes a hyperlink to the cited guideline so users can view the original guideline.

The PlumX Suite is the only altmetrics provider to include instances where research is cited and used in clinical information resources. The first clinical citations in PlumX were from Dynamed Plus®, which clinicians rely upon to provide instant access to the most current evidence-based information at the point of care.

Plum Analytics Co-Founder and President Andrea Michalek says expanding research metrics tracking to clinical practice guidelines in PubMed demonstrates Plum Analytics’ commitment to helping researchers show the clinical impact and influence of their research. “Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice. Being able to track when particular research is used in clinical practice guidelines gives researchers, institutions and funders powerful information to understand the interest, reach and impact of their work.”

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