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PLoS Article Level Metrics Summary File Updated to V5

A complete copy of the PLoS Article Level Metrics data is published in a Summary Excel File. While the API is updated more frequently, the .xls file provides all the data in one download.

The updated .xls file is plos-alm-v5-09182011.xls dated September 18, 2011. The previous version V4 was plos-alm-v4-11302010.xls from November 30, 2010.

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Posted on 05 Dec 2011

PLoS Article Level Metrics on Google Fusion Tables Updated to V4

The latest version of the bulk PLoS Article Level Metrics data has been uploaded to Google Fusion Tables.

Google Fusion Tables provides an API and web based access for complex queries of large data sets. The data can be exported in standard file formats such as CSV. For a guide to working with and visualizing this data see Visualize PLoS Article Level Metrics with Google Fusion Tables and Spreadsheets.

The source file used was plos-alm-v4-11302010.xls from November 30, 2010. The previous version was PLoS ALM v3 05182010 Summary ALM Data from May 18, 2010 posted by PLoS.

Posted on 14 Aug 2011

Visualize PLoS Article Level Metrics with Google Fusion Tables and Spreadsheets

Introduction

Article Level Metrics

ALM data can be used to track article downloads over time.

The Public Library of Science collects information for each article they publish including citations, downloads, web page views, and community response. These metrics have now been uploaded uploaded to Google Fusion Tables, a free service for sharing data. Previously the the data was available through an Excel XLS file on the PLoS Article Level Metrics site.

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Posted on 14 Jun 2011