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PlumX Metrics

Please Note: The University Libraries’ support for PlumX profiles will be changing at the end of July, 2020. In early August, the Libraries will begin sunsetting all current PlumX profiles; instead, your PlumX data will be available via your SelectedWorks author dashboard. This dashboard is available via the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of any page in SelectedWorks. For more information about this change, please contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or


PlumX ProfilePlumX Profiles gather traditional and non-traditional impact metrics for your work, including citations, usage, captures, and social media mentions. With this data, PlumX provides robust reports, which help you and your academic unit tell the story of your research. See below for more about PlumX profiles and reports, including our slideshow overview below.

The accuracy and completeness of PlumX profiles is impacted by many factors, including data collection methods, quality and completeness of data, and other technological constraints. The University Libraries encourage faculty and programs to be skeptical of all metrical tools and system-generated impact data, and to consider a wide array of usage and impact indicators when evaluating or comparing faculty or programs. For more information, please review the University Libraries' Statement on Metrical and Impact Data Tools, Including PlumX.

Profile Benefits

PlumX profiles are beneficial for faculty, departments, and colleges. PlumX is the most comprehensive metrics product available today, compiling over 20 different data types from over 30 proprietary and open-access sources.

Combined with the library's full array of analytics tools, including Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports (JCR), PlumX Profiles provide:

  • Turn-key research analytics support to faculty and academic units.
  • Consistent, organized analytics reporting campus-wide.
  • Improved understanding of campus researchers’ strengths and opportunities.
  • Increased awareness of, and communication about, research activities and initiatives.
  • Improved support for tenure and promotion, grant funding, and compliance activities.

Creating & Maintaining Your Profile

Any faculty member with a SelectedWorks Profile automatically receives a personal PlumX profile. PlumX profiles require no maintenance. All works included in SelectedWorks are automatically imported into your PlumX profile. Furthermore, all use and downloads, whether they originate in Digital Commons or SelectedWorks, contribute to your Author Dashboard and PlumX reports. PlumX further supports individual and unit-level reporting.

PlumX Reports

PlumX supports basic and detailed analytic reports for individual researchers, and departments and colleges. Basic reports are publicly available via the PlumX Profiles platform, while analytic reports are password-protected. For more information, see these pages:

To request a username and password to run personal or unit-level analytic reports, individual faculty, department heads, and college administrators may contact the Digital Commons Team.

Learn More about PlumX Profiles

See this slideshow overview about PlumX Profiles and their benefits to you and your academic unit, or request a presentation by the Digital Commons Team.

Liaison & Presenter Tools


For help, contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or A member of the Digital Commons Team will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.