Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover, or an Article by the Journal It Is Published In

We get questions from folks every now and then why we don’t use Journal Impact Factor to evaluate a particular article. We often retort that “there are good articles in low JIF journals, and bad articles in high JIF journals.” We can also discuss how retraction rates in high JIF journals are significantly higher than in low JIF journals. Read More

A Midwinter Reading List

If your New Year’s resolution was to learn a bit more about research metrics, we’re here to help. Meaningful Metrics The book Meaningful Metrics by Robin Chin Roemer & Rachel Borchardt was recently made available in open access and is 251 pages chock full of background reading about bibliometrics, Read More

PlumX Dashboard Extended with New Visualizations & Analytics

We are thrilled to release the first version of our new analytics reporting feature, PlumX Analytics. From the beginning, our vision was to give people who perform, support and fund research easier ways to answer their questions and tell the stories about the research. Read More

Metrics for the Expanding Digital Universe

As a self-professed data junkie, I always thoroughly enjoy the yearly Internet Trends presentation from Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. One slide that jumped out talks about the very small percentage of data that is “tagged” and the even smaller amount of data that is “analyzed” in the Digital Universe. Read More