PlumX Suite Now Available from Plum Analytics

Aug 04, 2015


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Plum Analytics introduced the PlumX Suite, a set of five products from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company. It includes specific offerings that categorize and analyze research metrics for those that fund, perform, support, or publish research.

Telling the story of research is becoming an increasingly important part of understanding the impact of that research. Traditionally, citation counts have been used to classify a study's impact but this type of reporting is hindered by the lag time that often accompanies scholarly publishing as well as other issues. Plum Analytics uses real-time information to provide insights into what is happening with research for users that need information on how research output is being utilized, interacted with, and talked about around the world for reporting and evaluation purposes, to help secure funding or for other reasons.

These insights answer questions about research impact by gathering metrics from the places people interact with research artifacts such as articles, clinical trials, blog posts, grants, books, theses/dissertations, webpages, and more. These metrics are then categorized into usage, captures, mentions, social media, and citations.

The PlumX Suite includes five products that were created to ensure that an individual user or organization had the precise tools to meet their needs:

  • PlumX Metrics - Focuses on helping libraries get more value from their institutional repository
  • PlumX Dashboards - Helps all involved with research to understand the impact of their research without waiting for citation information
  • PlumX +Grants - Gives both grantmakers and foundations and research institutions greater insight about the impact and ROI of the grants they fund or receive
  • Plum X Benchmarks - Designed to provide comparisons between institutions based on Plum Analytics' five categories of metrics
  • PlumX Funding Opportunities - Allows customers to find the right funding opportunities from popular funding sources in the U.S.

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