Moving article-level metrics forward

In September PLoS started to show usage data (downloads, citations, but also use of social bookmarking services and blog posts) for all their published papers (article-level metrics at PLoS: addition of usage data). PLoS is not the first publisher to do that, but certainly the largest to date. Two Nature Network bloggers wrote about these changes back in June (The Scientist: On article-level metrics and other animals) and August (Gobbledygook: PLoS One: Interview with Peter Binfield), and a number of blogs commented on this new feature, including:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at