F1000Prime and Public Library of Science collaborating on article-level metrics - Pressitt SMNR
ALMs offer a rapid and broad view of the reach and impact of research articles through an ever-increasing range of metrics. These metrics include traditional citation data, through to article downloads, discussions on science blogs, and usage of articles on a variety of social media and online bookmarking services. Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Outreach Director at Faculty of 1000, said: 'ALMs are becoming increasingly important for researchers and their funding agencies. F1000Prime recommendations are a well-established way of identifying important research in a way which merely looking at citations might miss. PLOS are leaders in ALMs and are an ideal partner to make innovative uses of F1000Prime data.' 'F1000Prime recommendations are a unique and important indicator of an article’s impact and PLOS is pleased to add another metric to our growing ALM suite,' said John Chodacki, Director of Product Management, PLOS. 'Along with F1000Prime recommendations, researchers now have an ever diverse combination of metrics that more comprehensively evaluate the impact of an article.' More than 3,000 articles published in PLOS journals have so far been selected for inclusion in F1000Prime - a directory of important articles in biology and medicine. PLOS have also introduced new classifications for their ALMs, which make distinctions between scholarly metrics such as F1000 recommendations, and social media discussions about research, which includes non-scientists. Research by the Medical Research Council has shown that articles recommended by F1000Prime are more likely to be highly cited, and there are many other ways ALMs can help understanding of the diverse impact of research. PLOS and Faculty of 1000 will be working together to study associations between F1000 recommendations and other measures of research impact. Faculty of 1000 and PLOS are both supporters of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which launched in May 2013, and promotes the use of more scientific ways, than the Journal Impact Factor, to assess individual research articles and authors. To find out more about Faculty of 1000 and its partnership with PLOS, please contact Iain Hrynaszkiewicz on +44 (0)20 7079 4888 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit http://f1000.com."