Alternative Metrics

July 12, 2012

On July 12, Jennifer Lin, Product Manager at PLoS, gave an in-depth look at the the current status of Article Level Metrics, a discussion of what has been learned to date, and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for their further development and wider adoption.

April 12, 2012

In March 2009, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) became the first publisher to track transparent and comprehensive information about the usage and reach of published articles - rather than journals - so that the academic community has another avenue to help assess their value. These measures are called Article-Level Metrics (ALMs).

April 11, 2012
April 12, 2012

Article-Level Metrics at PLoS & Beyond

November 08, 2012

Article level metrics hold the promise to help tell a much richer story about a scholars work than a single measure could ever hope to do. A panel of experts will explore what these emerging alternative metrics look like, how they work, and how they are being used. They'll also discuss both the promise and potential pitfalls of applying these measures in the research evaluation, tenure and promotion processes.

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