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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Article metrics at PLoS

Peter Binfield, Article-Level Metrics at PLoS (presentation to NISO), everyONE, May 27, 2009.

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to give a presentation entitled “Article-Level Metrics (at PLoS and Beyond)”, to a webinar organised by [the National Information Standards Organization]. The presentation, and synced audio, can be viewed at Myplick. The web resources which are mentioned in the presentation are located here. ...

Although a handful of journals have now started to provide online usage data for each article, PLoS is going further than this. We are at the start of a program to provide citation data, usage data, social bookmarking activity, media coverage, blog coverage, commenting activity, ’star’ ratings, and more, on every article that we publish. This presentation explains our motivation for this program, as well as what we have done so far and our plans for future developments. ...