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PlumX Group Maintenance: PlumX Profile Enhancement

Removing and Adding a Researcher to Your Group

Researchers can be added to a group via the dashboard for your department, institute, or center.

  1. Select "Add New Researcher" and type all or part of a name into the search box that appears.  Unless the researcher is new to MSHS, it's highly likely that a profile already exists.
  2. Select the profile, and click the button "Add Researcher to the Group."

To remove a researcher from a group:

  1. First visit that researcher's profile.  Click "Edit This Profile" and scroll down to the section "Associated Groups" (located on the bottom of the left column).
  2. Click the small "x" next to the applicable group.  Note that you do not need to remove the researcher from any groups outside of your department.  Click "Save" to complete the changes and exit editing mode.

Removing someone from a group does not delete or otherwise alter their profile.

Adding Links to External Profiles

The only external profile that must be linked with a PlumX profile is the Scopus profile along with a researcher's Scopus ID.  However, PlumX also supports profile links to a variety of outside sources.  Some of the most popular external profiles are ORCID, LinkedIn, Research Gate, and laboratory websites. For more information on sources that can feed into a PlumX profile, feel free to read more on our guide to Plum Analytics at Mount Sinai: Metrics Types, Sources, and Outputs.

In editing mode, these sources can be added to PlumX using the top box on the right hand column, titled "Add Links to External Profiles"  

  1. In the "Label" field, type in the name of the source (i.e. Twitter).  
  2. In the field below, paste the link to the researcher's Twitter page.  

Note that it is possible to add several fields at once.

Adding PMIDs, DOIs, and other Individual Identifiers

It's possible to add these publications individually by a few methods.  Each article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI), that can be added to its author's profile.  Similarly, articles indexed in PubMed have unique PubMed IDs.  As for publications like books, a "Books" tab will allow you to add an ISBN.

Each type of digital ID has a specific field in PlumX into which it can be entered.  These fields are located on the right column in editing mode.

  1. Select the type of metric and paste the ID into the associated box. For example:
    1. DOIs in the DOI field
    2. PubMed IDs or PubMed Central IDs in the PubMed field under PMIDs and PMCIDs respectively.
    3. ISBNs in the Books Field.

Please note that book chapters do not often come with their own DOIs.  Publishers including Springer, Oxford University Press and Elsevier assign DOIs to book chapters, but many other publishers do not.

As you have seen, PlumX displays metrics from both traditional and less-traditional publications.  While most researcher requests will be to add PMIDs or DOIs, you may also see requests to add different types of media/publications.

On the right column in editing mode, you'll find already-labeled fields for audiovisual works on platforms:

  • Slideshare
  • SoundCloud
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo

You'll also be able to add the following on a researcher's behalf:

  • Patents
  • Clinical Trials
  • Code
  • Datasets & Figures

Finally, the URL field at the very bottom of the right column acts as a catch-all field for artifacts not captured in any of the other fields.