Research Impact - Altmetrics

Scholarly Communication: Research Impact - Altmetrics

Altmetrics in Article Databases

Some e-journals and online databases (Wiley Online Library, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Academic Search Premiere, etc.), have embedded article-level altmetrics from Plum Analytics (PlumX Metrics), Altmetric (AM Score) or other third parties.

PlumX Metrics

EBSCOhost Research Databases

(e.g. Academic Search Premiere, MLA, America: History and Life, CINAHL) and Scopus are now employing Plum Analytics' PlumX Metrics, which can be viewed in some databases via the Plum Print and PlumX Metrics (altmetrics) sections of an article result.


Academic Search Premiere (EBSCOhost) article-level view of PlumX Metrics:

PlumX Metrics: Captures (Readers), Social Media (Tweets), Citations (citation indexes)


The Plum Print visualizes scholarly engagement, includes 5 categories of metrics and is designed to communicate engagement via specific unique metrics without an overall score.

PlumX's Plum Print showing stats on: Usage (PDF/HTML views); Captures (Readers); Mentions (Comments); Social Media (Tweets, +1s, Likes, Shares); Citations (CrossRef)

Databases displaying Altmetric scores

1. Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library AM score indicating number of Tweets, references in Wikipedia pages, and readers on Mendeley


2. Wiley Online Library


3. SpringerLink


In SpringerLink, click on the Share icon (see below) to visit a page with full Altmetric details for the article.

SpringerLink article's Share icon and number of citations