Article-level metrics

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Article level metrics are metrics which measure the usage and impact of individual research articles.

Adoption[edit]

Traditionally, bibliometrics have been used to evaluate the usage and impact of research, but have usually been focused on journal-level metrics such as the impact factor or researcher-level metrics such as the h-index.[1] Article-level metrics, on the other hand, may demonstrate the impact of an individual article. This is related to, but distinct from, altmetrics.[2]

The open access publisher PLOS provides article level metrics for all of its journals[3] including downloads, citations, and altmetrics.[4] In March 2014 it was announced that COUNTER statistics, which measure usage of online scholarly resources, are now available at the article level.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Article-Level Metrics". SPARC. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Article-Level Metrics: A Sparc Primer". SPARC. April 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Overview". PLOS: Article-Level Metrics. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Pattinson, Damian (March 2014). "The future is open: opportunities for publishers and institutions". Insights 27 (1). doi:10.1629/2048-7754.139. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Introduction to Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Articles". COUNTER. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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