Article-Level Metrics (At PLoS And Beyond)

USA“‘Article-Level Metrics at PLoS’ takes the view that readers need some way to measure, or at least indicate, the ‘worth’ (or ‘impact’ etc) of a journal article. With over a million articles published per year it’s impossible to read everything and so filtering tools are needed. Some journals have been experimenting with providing data on online usage, but PLoS is going further than this. We are at the start of a program to provide citations, usage data, social bookmarking activity …” (more)

[Gerry McKiernan, Scholarship 2.0, 26 June]

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