Compare the metrics showcasing the capturing of immediate impact versus a search on Google Scholar for something like “brain cancer.”
“Same” article on PLOS, PubMed, and Pitt’s institutional repository.Metrics need to be algorithmicallycombined from ALL places to capture all of its use.
http://demo.plu.mx/a/eKXLDK8_gEB-iSPG_HLlHVGtDVYDreSTzdY7VST1rmY/Plum’s Identity resolution system, can match different artifacts together by known identifiers (like DOI), aliases of URLs, and proprietary clustering analysis algorithms.This system scales across millions of artifacts, and gives a complete view to the metrics.
NicholasPyenson blogs about his research.In a recent (2012) Nature paper that was chosen to be one of Discover Magazine’s top science stories of the year.His work has gotten pickup in the popular press and he has blogged about key areas relating to his research.Traditionally, he will not get “credit” for this work.http://nmnh.typepad.com/pyenson_lab/nature-rorquals-organ.html
Other types of artifacts we track for this research include: BBC article about his work that was liked on Facebook over 700 times and tweeted nearly 500 times A popular blog post about his research An article in the New York TimesThese 2nd level metrics can also be used to help quantify not just the paper he authored, but the reach and engagement of others writing about his work.
At the time this snapshot of metrics was taken, his work was newly published. It hadn’t been picked up in Web of Science yet at all.However, the metrics surrounding his work give us a leading indicator that it may be impactful research.
This visualization of a researcher’s output, when weighted by impact, shows which artifacts have been getting the most engagement across their entire life’s work.This is very useful when trying to get an overall sense of what a particular researcher (or lab, or group) is most known for.
PlumX offers embeddable widgets for Publishers, Institutions and Researchers.We offer both Author level and Artifact level widgets.
?Andrea Michalek, Cofirstname.lastname@example.org@amichalek@plumanalyticsPlumX MetricsSSP -- June 6, 20131
Different categories of impact•Citations•Usage•Captures•Mentions•Social Media2Altmetrics