Elsevier’s acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services


Jones Day has advised Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, in its acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services.

The acquisition will enable Elsevier to significantly expand access to Plum Analytics’ altmetrics to more researchers and more institutions.

Plum Analytics was founded in early 2012 and is a pioneer in ‘altmetrics’, helping tell the story of research and researchers by revealing interest and usage beyond traditional measures. It gathers metrics about research from dozens of scholarly sources, media channels and social media, providing a timely, broad and complete measurement of scholarly impact.

Plum Analytics’ metrics will be incorporated into Elsevier’s world leading research products – Mendeley, Scopus, ScienceDirect?, SciVal and Pure, as well as Elsevier’s leading journal and society partner sites. Combined with Elsevier’s recently announced CiteScore metrics, the research community now has even more ways to evaluate research performance.

Jones Day has advised Elsevier in its acquisition with a team led by M&A partner Erik Belenky.

Involved fees earner: Erik Belenky – Jones Day;

Law Firms: Jones Day;

Clients: Elsevier;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti