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Measuring your research impact: PLoS Article-Level Metrics

This guide provides an introduction to the various metrics used to measure researcher and journal impact.

PLoS Article-Level Metrics (ALM)

PLoS Article Level metrics (ALM) is a service provided by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) for all authors of works published in PLoS journals.  ALM goes beyond traditional metrics and considers not just citation data, but also data regarding usage (such as views and downloads), mentions in blogs and other media, as well as metrics related to social media.