Article-Level Metrics are an attempt to measure impact at the article level. they can include traditional measures of impact such as citation counts as well as newer metrics like the number of times an article was downloaded. Article-level metrics can also include altmetrics.
A growing number of journals and publishing platforms are making article-level metrics available. For example, article-level metrics are provided for every article published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Metrics include total article views and downloads; citation data from SCOPUS, Web of Science, CrossRef, and Google Scholar; bookmarks in Mendeley and CiteULike; and mentions on blogs, facebook, and twitter.
ACU Researchers and Article-Level Metrics
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In addition to citation metrics, research impact can also be demonstrated qualitatively in terms and social and cultural applications and measures of esteem. Researchers should include esteem measures into grant and promotion applications.
The esteem measures eligible for ERA are:
Other esteem measures may include:
Altmetric Explorer for Institutions allows researchers, funders and universities to track, analyse and leverage research at the article level, reflecting online attention often long before citations appear.
Altmetrics are an alternative set of metrics that are complimentary to traditional, citation-based metrics. In addition to journal articles, Altmetrics can measure the impact of a diverse array of online scholarly outputs such as books, book chapters, data sets, computer code, presentation slides, posters, blog posts, and websites. Altmetrics are an indicator of online usage and measure the number of times a resource is mentioned, shared, downloaded or viewed, highlighting the public or social visibility of the output.