Article-level metrics

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Article-level metrics are citation metrics which measure the usage and impact of individual scholarly 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]

Starting in March 2009, the Public Library of Science introduced article-level metrics for all articles.[3] The open access publisher PLOS provides article level metrics for all of its journals[4] including downloads, citations, and altmetrics.[5] In March 2014 it was announced that COUNTER statistics, which measure usage of online scholarly resources, are now available at the article level.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Article-Level Metrics". SPARC. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Article-Level Metrics: A Sparc Primer" (PDF). SPARC. April 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Article-Level Metrics Information". PLoS ONE. 2005-07-01. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Overview". PLOS: Article-Level Metrics. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Pattinson, Damian (March 2014). "The future is open: opportunities for publishers and institutions" (PDF). Insights. 27 (1): 38–44. doi:10.1629/2048-7754.139. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Introduction to Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Articles". COUNTER. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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