Article-level metrics and the evolution of scientific impact

Title:

Article-Level Metrics and the Evolution of Scientific Impact

Author(s):

Cameron Neylon Shirley Wu

Publication:

Published in: PLoS Biology
Volume: 7, Issue: 11, Pages: e1000242-
Published: 11/17/2009
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000242
Website: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000242

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Our Discussion:

This is one of the first and best papers about the use of article-level metrics. It provides a detailed overview of the different options and their possible adoption challenges, Interestingly, the paper also discusses how to use them to help identify what papers to read. The Altmetric section of our web site is an implementation of this idea.

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