In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 17 million mentions of 2.7 million different research outputs and selected the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016. Altmetric tracks mentions of works on social media, mainstream media, blogs, and other platforms. Four of the 100 articles were authored by authors from Washington University.
The Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) was recently released by the NIH Office of Portfolio Analysis and is intended to measure citation impact by field and timing of publication.
According to the Scopus database, authors from WUSM published approximately 2,300 peer-reviewed journal articles in 2015. The top five journals were PLoS ONE, PNAS, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Journal of Immunology.