PLoS One: Interview with Peter Binfield

At SciBar Camp Palo Alto last month, Peter Binfield from PLoS ONE gave a very interesting presentation on Article-level metrics from the PLoS perspective. Particularly interesting was his announcement that PLoS journals will provide usage data (HTML pageviews, PDF and XML downloads) for all their articles in September. Usage data, like all measures of scientific impact, have their problems, but they are a welcome addition to citation-based metrics.

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