Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) 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. ALMs metrics can also include altmetrics.
A growing number of journals and publishing platforms are making Article-Level Metrics available. For example, ALMs are provided for every article published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Total article views and downloads
Citation data from SCOPUS, Web of Science, CrossRef, and Google Scholar
Bookmarks in Mendeley and CiteULike
Mentions on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter
Other journals, including Nature, offer similar metrics from Altmetric.com, while journals published on the HighWire platform incorporate metrics from ImpactStory.
ACU Researchers and Article-Level Metrics
Login to your ACU Research Bank account to view the download statistics for the full-text version of your publications.
The Library’s Research Services staff manage ACU Research Bank. Contact us if you have any questions.
Altmetrics are an alternative set of metrics that are complementary 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.
ACU Library provides access to Altmetric Explorer, a platform which allows researchers, funders and institutions to track and analyze research at the article level, reflecting online attention before citations appear.
With Altmetric Explorer for Institutions you can:
Explore online attention to your research before citations appear and beyond traditional journal metrics.
Track the way different audiences are engaging with your scholarship on the open web.
Export your mentions to a CSV Spreadsheet, where you can identify key news outlets and influential tweeters and gain insight to who is talking about your research.
Demonstrate the broad reach of an article that was produced from your research
Manage your scholarly reputation by tracking who is talking about your research and what they are saying.
To access the full functionality, you can create an account using your @acu.edu.au email address. When you are logged in you can:
Browse ACU outputs, and the conversations around them by author, department, journal subject
Monitor real-time feeds of all tracked mentions of a publication
Export lists of publications and their related altmetrics
Track conversations, as they happen, via email alerts.
Altmetric for Institutions can track mentions of any research output that has a unique identifier such as a DOI, arXiv ID or PubMed ID. It relies on author affiliation data supplied by Research Bank.