Article-level metrics

Explore how your article is being cited, used and discussed in the social web!

Article-level metrics (ALMs) refer to a whole range of measures that can provide insights into the “impact” or “reach” of an individual article. Whereas the well-known Impact Factor measures citations at the journal level, ALMs aim to measure the research impact of an article in a transparent and comprehensive manner. They not only look at citations and usage but also include article coverage and discussions in the social web.

Thanks to our partnership with Altmetric, a London-based company which tracks and analyzes the online activity surrounding scholarly literature, we are able to provide detailed statistics on each article’s coverage and discussions in the media and on blogs; any bookmarking, ratings and discussions via bibliographic tools and sites such as Papers, Mendeley and ResearchGate; and social media sharing via platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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If available, the number of shares (based on Altmetric data) for each article is provided alongside citations (based on CrossRef data) on its abstract page on SpringerLink, helping you and your readers to assess the reach and impact of your article. The “citations” link will redirect you to, the “shares” link will send you to where you can join in the discussions about your article. 

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