Comprehensive Assessment of Impact
Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) help guide understanding of the influence and impact of work before the accrual of academic citations. All PLOS journal articles display PLOS ALMs—quantifiable measures that incorporate both academic and social metrics to document the many ways in which both scientists and the general public engage with published research. PLOS ALMs are presented on the metrics tab on every published article. In addition, a signpost in the upper right provides summary metrics of citations, views, shares and bookmarks.
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