Elsevier announced its acquisition of Plum Analytics (EBSCO Information Services), which is a global information service provider. This merger will open up the access gates for Elsevier to a broader world of research institutes as well as individual researchers. The Plum Analytic’s metrics will be utilized by Scopus, ScienceDirect, Mendeley as well as SciVal, the globally known research products of Elsevier. The new metric system will be combined with the already announced metrics of Elsevier, i.e. CiteScore. This will in turn provide multiple performance evaluation ways to the researchers.