ALM in R 14 Apr 2014
The ALM application is now being used by other publishers. Since other publishers use this same application, we can access altmetrics data from all of them with a single client. rOpenSci has made an R client for interacting with the ALM application from R, called
Most cited 2014 articles on Wikipedia 25 Feb 2014
Although we need access to the article metadata for complex queries, we can retrieve a set of most-recent or most-cited articles via the ALM API. The following Wikipedias were covered: English, Dutch, German, Swedish and French. This is not a complete set of 2014 articles, and some articles were published in 2013. Data generated live from alm.labs.crossref.org.
Although we need access to the article metadata for complex queries, we can retrieve a set of most-recent or most-cited articles via the ALM API. Data generated live from alm.plos.org.
HTML views and PDF downloads over time 23 Feb 2014
Usage data from the PLOS website for the article Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement, published July 2009. This article shows the ratio of HTML views to PDF downloads typical for PLOS but is unusual in that the usage data start to increase two years after publication. Data generated live from alm.plos.org.
Articles with Events from 10,000 Random DOIs 23 Feb 2014
Total number of articles with at least one event, using 10,000 random CrossRef DOIs from 2011 and 2012. This chart gives a good first impression of what percentage of articles that will have metrics from a paticular data source. Data generated live from almhack.crowdometer.org. More info at this blog post.
Views vs. Citations for PLOS Biology Articles 11 Dec 2013
Bubble charts can help visualize a large set of articles, e.g. all articles published by a journal in a given year. Source data in CSV format available here.
PLOS Biology 2010 Citation Counts 11 Dec 2013
Citation counts between journal articles vary widely within a journal, making the median (or mean) journal citation count a poor proxy for an individual article. A density plot rather than a histogram was used to better show the right skewed distribution. Source data in CSV format available here.
There is relatively little overlap between the PLOS Biology research articles recommended by F1000Prime and those articles mentioned in Wikipedia, indicating different audiences. Source data in CSV format available here.
Articles with Events from PLOS Biology 11 Dec 2013
Percentage of all PLOS Biology research articles published until May 20, 2013 that were mentioned at least once by each of the listed data sources. The numbers for Facebook and Twitter are much higher for more recently published articles. Source data in CSV format available here.