Webcast Invitation: Article level metrics with Peter Binfield

Date: April 12, 2012
Place: United States
Organizer: The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
This webcast will focus on information on article level metrics with Peter Binfield.
Building New Measures for Impact: Article Level Metrics

Another free SPARC online event
Thursday, April 12, 2012
12:00 - 1:00PM EST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by April 10th at

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)," and currently include:

- Article Usage Statistics - HTML pageviews, and PDF and XML downloads;
- Citations - From Web of Science, PubMed Central, Scopus, and Crossref:
- Social Bookmarks - currently from CiteULike and Connotea;
- Comments - left by article readers
- Notes - also from readers
- Blog posts - aggregated from a variety of sources

A primary aim of Article Level Metrics is to provide the academic community with new
ways to evaluate individual articles directly on their own merits, rather than on the reputation
of the journal in which they happen to be published. As a result, Article Level Metrics
hold the promise of helping new ways for measuring and evaluating research quality -
and impact - to evolve.

On April12, please join us as we host Pete Binfield, Publisher of PLoS One, for 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.

To learn more about in advance of the call, visit:
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