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Research Impact: Altmetrics

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Automate your Altmetrics with a dashboard!

NEW!! PlumX at Pitt: Meaningful impact metrics, providing both traditional metrics and Altmetrics.

Two places to search for your Altmetrics at Pitt are:

1. Pitt's repository at D-Scholarship@Pitt. Open for searching, but enter Pitt credentials to deposit scholarly works. Both PlumX and Altmetric analyses are provided for each published article.

2. Pitt's Faculty Information System (FIS) through Your complete list of publications should appear automatically. Look  the Altmetric Donut. (New)

IF you have an ORCID iD and you have populated your ORCID account with citations, a personal Pitt PlumX account at can be set up using your Pitt Passport. Using the ORCID records, PlumX will prepare your analysis. Don't have an ORCID iD yet? Register now at Pitt's own portal,

PlumPrint: a visual indicator of impact can be embedded in associated paper.



Andrea Ketchum, MS, MLIS, AHIP
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh


Rose Turner, MLIS
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh

PLoS Altmetrics Background

Article-level metrics have been available for every article in all PLoS journals since March 2009.  This video demonstrates metrics and recent updates announced in the PLoS Blog 2/17/2012: "New Data Sources Added to Article-Level Metrics" (1:23)

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