In March 2009, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) became the first publisher
to track transparent and comprehensive information about the usage and reach
of published articles - rather than journals - so that the academic community has
another avenue to help assess their value. These measures are called "Article-Level
On April12, Pete Binfield, Publisher of PLoS One, gave this webcast for an
in-depth look at the the current status of Article Level Metrics, a discussion of what
has been learned to date, and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for their further
development and wider adoption.