Accelerating access to biomedical evidence

Update on PLoS and article-level metrics

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Back in September 2009, The Public Library of Science (PLoS), already the publisher of the #1 ISI impact factor journal for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,  announced that that all seven PLoS journals would provide online usage data for published articles. With this addition, the suite of metrics on PLoS articles now includes measures of:

  • online usage
  • citations from the scholarly literature
  • social bookmarks
  • blog coverage
  • Comments
  • Notes
  • ‘Star’ ratings

Here are some reports from the blog universe on the availability of this usage data.


Other blog postings can be discovered in this google blog search.


Sun, January 17 2010 » Uncategorized

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