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Article Impact                                             Richard Cave, I.T. DirectorCharleston Conference, November 7, 2...
Traditional assessment has focused on thejournalhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wiley-asia-blog/7730441772/                  ...
Citations are only a small indication of howa research article is used                                   100%             ...
Article-Level Metrics (ALM) area comprehensive and multi-dimensional suite of transparentand established metrics at theart...
The PLOS Article-Level Metrics project startedin 2009 and tracks usage, citations and socialweb activity for all PLOS arti...
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New usage patterns in scholarly communicatio "Scholarly User"    "Broader Impact" PDF Downloads       HTML Views PubMed Ce...
ALMs track new usage patterns Who? When? Where? Why? How?                                8
ALMs reveal “who” is using the research                                          9
ALMs reveal “when” research is discussed                                           10
Number of Tweets about Big Food collection                                    Data collected August 19, 2012.             ...
ALMs show “how” articles are used                PLOS Biology research articles published in                2009. Usage st...
ALMs show “where” articles are usedAlzheimer‘s Association funded PLOS articles                      Geolocation of 410 au...
ALMs provide context for “why” an article is used                                                    14
Wikipedia entry referring PLOS ONE research article                                                      15
Tweets from South Africa                           16
Extending the scope of ALM   “Article level metrics are important, yes, but     much more important for an Institutional  ...
Altmetrics is the creation andstudy of new metrics based onthe Social Web foranalyzing, and informingscholarshipAltmetrics...
Several organizations are already collectingyour metrics                         ScienceCard                              ...
Several publishers are already displayingaltmetrics                 and soon…                                            20
How can I get involved as a publisher?1. Collect and display Article-Level Metrics for the   articles you publish2. Attrac...
How can I get involved as a librarian?1. Collect and track altmetrics  • For research articles published at your    univer...
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  1. 1. Article Impact Richard Cave, I.T. DirectorCharleston Conference, November 7, 2012
  2. 2. Traditional assessment has focused on thejournalhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wiley-asia-blog/7730441772/ 2
  3. 3. Citations are only a small indication of howa research article is used 100% 22.3% Article-Level Metrics collected October 10, 2012 for 62,536 PLOS Papers 0.3% 3
  4. 4. Article-Level Metrics (ALM) area comprehensive and multi-dimensional suite of transparentand established metrics at thearticle levelhttp://article-level-metrics.plos.org/alm-info/ 4
  5. 5. The PLOS Article-Level Metrics project startedin 2009 and tracks usage, citations and socialweb activity for all PLOS articlesUsage Citations Social WebPLOS Journals CrossRef Mendeley(HTML, PDF, XML) Scopus CiteULikePubMed Central Web of Science Facebook(abstract, fulltext,PDF, figures) PubMed Central Twitter Wikipedia Research Blogging PLOS Comments 5
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  7. 7. New usage patterns in scholarly communicatio "Scholarly User" "Broader Impact" PDF Downloads HTML Views PubMed Central PLOS Comments Citations Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia 7
  8. 8. ALMs track new usage patterns Who? When? Where? Why? How? 8
  9. 9. ALMs reveal “who” is using the research 9
  10. 10. ALMs reveal “when” research is discussed 10
  11. 11. Number of Tweets about Big Food collection Data collected August 19, 2012. 11
  12. 12. ALMs show “how” articles are used PLOS Biology research articles published in 2009. Usage stats from PLOS website. One outlier was excluded. 12
  13. 13. ALMs show “where” articles are usedAlzheimer‘s Association funded PLOS articles Geolocation of 410 authors for 84 articles 13
  14. 14. ALMs provide context for “why” an article is used 14
  15. 15. Wikipedia entry referring PLOS ONE research article 15
  16. 16. Tweets from South Africa 16
  17. 17. Extending the scope of ALM “Article level metrics are important, yes, but much more important for an Institutional Repository, is the ability to show Author level metrics, and Institution level metrics,” David Palmer, Systems Librarian, Univ of Hong Kong 17
  18. 18. Altmetrics is the creation andstudy of new metrics based onthe Social Web foranalyzing, and informingscholarshipAltmetrics Manifestohttp://altmetrics.org/about/ 18
  19. 19. Several organizations are already collectingyour metrics ScienceCard 19
  20. 20. Several publishers are already displayingaltmetrics and soon… 20
  21. 21. How can I get involved as a publisher?1. Collect and display Article-Level Metrics for the articles you publish2. Attract authors by offering users analytics of interest3. Adapt the ALM or ImpactStory open source application to your needs and integrate it into your publishing platform4. Join the #altmetric discussions 21
  22. 22. How can I get involved as a librarian?1. Collect and track altmetrics • For research articles published at your university • For research of interest • Display altmetrics on author bios2. Tell publishers that you want Article-Level metrics for every published research article3. Join the #altmetric discussions 22

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