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Thursday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Finding Insights in ALMs for Research Evaluation

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The use of Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) as an indicator of an article’s quality and impact has dramatically increased in the last year. Publishers continue to add ALMs to research articles and new organizations have been created to aggregate ALMs across multiple fields including usage, citations, and social media. Using ALMs, researchers, librarians, funders, and the general public are able to gain insight into research articles that are the most widely read and used. PLOS launched ALM Reports (http://almreports.plos.org/) which allow users to view ALMs for any set of PLOS articles and visualize the data results. This allows users to quickly explore and compare ALMs for a large number of articles by searching for papers published by researchers at their institutions, for papers funded by specific funding agencies, or by searching on generic terms within an article. The application can be used to access up-to-date information on research papers, to view data on the downstream impact of the research, and to measure evidence of wider engagement with the research. These insights provide a powerful way to evaluate impact of research across many articles in a single view.


Richard Cave

Director of IT and Computer Operations, PLOS
Richard oversees the I.T. Operations and Development teams at PLOS. When he joined PLOS in 2005, the I.T. department consisted of two web producers and a few decrepit servers. Fast forward to 2012 - the team now consists of almost twenty employees including developers, support technicians... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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