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Research Impact and Visibility: PlumX at TTU

A guide on tools to promote your research and increase citations

Introducing PlumX

How to Use PlumX

How to Use PlumX

Log in to PlumX using your eRaider. From there, you can set up your profile and view your metrics. Just follow these easy steps:


  1. Navigate your browser to PlumX at Tech
  2. Use your eRaider to log in.

  4. You may be asked to claim a profile. PlumX may already have some metrics for you, especially if you use ORCID or if you have deposited items to ThinkTech. If PlumX recognizes you correctly, feel free to claim the profile. If you don't see any profile information or the one suggested is not you, just start creating a fresh profile using the "Create a new profile" button below. If you don't want to create or claim a profile just yet and just want to look around, you can click "Remind me later". 

  5. If you claim a profile, you should be directed to your profile page.
    • If not, you can just click your name on the upper right hand corner of the page and select "My Profile" to be taken here. To edit your profile, click the "Edit This Profile" link at the top of the page.
    • You can also unclaim a profile if, for example, you realized that the profile you claimed is not your own. The profile can also be deleted, and you can embed a widget.

  1. On the Edit Profile page, you can update how your name displays, add an image of yourself, and include links to your other scholarly profiles. On this page you can also add records about articles and other scholarly work that you want to track.
    • Good news: if you are already an avid user of sites like ORCID, ThinkTech, and SlideShare, some of your information will already be here. Connecting to ORCID is the quickest way to import your article information.
  2. Start exploring your metrics!
  3. For more information on building your profile, adding grants or what the metrics mean see the left side of this page or contact the Scholarly Communication Librarian.
  4. For more informaiton on how to incorperate PlumX metrics into your CV, Website, etc. visit the Professional Use of Altmetrics Tab.



This page was adapted using guides from the University of Pittsburg and the Mayo Clinic Libraries.

About Plum Analytics (PlumX)


PlumX is a subscription-based platform for tracking research impact. PlumX gathers and brings together appropriate metrics for all types of scholarly research output.

They categorize metrics into 5 separate types: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations.

Examples of each type are:

Metrics_Icons_Usage Usage – clicks, downloads, views, library holdings, video plays

Metrics_Icons_Captures  Captures – bookmarks, code forks, favorites, readers, watchers

 Mentions – blog posts, comments, reviews, Wikipedia links

Metrics_Icons_SocialMedia Social media – +1s, likes, shares, tweets

Metrics_Icons_Citations Citations – citation indexes, patent citations, clinical citations

Types of Artifacts