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Altmetric, PlumX and ImpactStory


The FAU Libraries currently does not subscribe to Altmetric.  See its free tools for ways you can find altmetrics on your publications.

Altmetric for Books

Altmetric provides information for the impact of books based on their social media mentions, Wikipedia posts, and inclusion on scholarly platforms.  Atlmetric for Books can help with showing evidence of influence, refining a book's marketing and promotion activities, and identifying emerging topics for future development.  See its fee-based services through its web page for more information or to use the service.

Altmetric Attention Score

The Attention Score is generated by The colorful doughnut is integrated into many publisher sites and other search platforms.  In this example for an article that appeared in Nature, Altmetric shows the number of news outlets, blogs, and tweets that mentioned or discussed it.

Plum Analytics (PlumX)

Plum Analytics (Elsevier), like, tracks altmetrics.  Let's start with an article written by a team in the FAU College of Nursing, "Guidance for using mixed methods design in nursing practice research."  PlumX metrics are provided in this journal article as it appeared in ScienceDirect journal collection:

PlumX Metrics in Article

The "View Details" link led to a page that gave specifics on the article's mentions, tweets, and other altmetrics:

PlumX Article Profile