Table 2

Plum Analytics measures definitions36

UsageSignal that individuals are reading the articles and using the research.Abstract ViewsNumber of times the abstract has been viewed
Full Text ViewsNumber of times the full text has been viewed
ClicksNumber of clicks of a URL
DownloadsNumber of times the artefact has been downloaded
HoldingsNumber of libraries that hold the artefact
CapturesMeasure indicating that the individual wants to return to the work.
Captures can be linked to future citations.
BookmarksNumber of times an artefact has been bookmarked
FavouritesNumber of times the artefact has been marked as a favourite
ReadersNumber of people who have added the artefact to their library
Exports/SavesNumber of times an artefact citation has been exported to bibliographic tool
Number of times an artefact’s citation has been saved/emailed/printed
MentionsMentions indicate that people are engaging with the research.Blog MentionsNumber of blog posts written about the artefact
CommentsNumber of comments made about an artefact
News MentionsNumber of news articles written about the artefact
Social mediaSocial Media can help measure the interest for an article.LikesNumber of times an artefact has been liked
Shares, Likes and CommentsNumber of times a link was shared, liked or commented on
TweetsNumber of tweets and retweets that mention the artefact