Sources used by this application.

Group Source Status Description

Saved

CiteULike waiting CiteULike is a free social bookmarking service for scholarly content.
Mendeley disabled Mendeley is a reference manager and social bookmarking tool.

Cited

CrossRef waiting CrossRef is a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency for scholarly content.
DataCite waiting Helping you to find, access, and reuse research data.
PMC Europe Citations waiting Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) is an archive of life sciences journal literature.
PMC Europe Database Citations waiting Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) is an archive of life sciences journal literature.
PubMed Central waiting PubMed Central is a free full-text archive of biomedical literature at the National Library of Medicine.
Scopus waiting Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
Web of Science® waiting Web of Science is an online academic citation index.

Discussed

Article Coverage waiting Article Coverage
Article Coverage Curated waiting Article Coverage Curated
Facebook waiting Facebook is the largest social network.
Journal Comments disabled Comments from the PLOS website.
Nature disabled A science blogs aggregator.
Reddit working User-generated news links.
Research Blogging inactive ResearchBlogging.org is a system for identifying the best, most thoughtful blog posts about peer-reviewed research.
ScienceSeeker inactive ScienceSeeker collects science articles from sources around the world.
Twitter waiting Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service.
Wikipedia disabled Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that everyone can edit.
Wordpress.com waiting Wordpress.com is one of the largest blog hosting platforms.

Viewed

Counter waiting
Figshare waiting Figures, tables and supplementary files hosted by figshare
PubMed Central Usage Stats waiting

Other

Relative Metric waiting Relative metric gives context to the raw numbers that are collected.

Recommended

F1000Prime waiting Post-publication peer review of the biomedical literature.

Total number of articles with at least one event, linear scale.


Total number of events per source, logarithmic scale.


The ALM application provides a number of public sources. Most sources require a user account with the service (see table below).

Viewed

Discussed

Saved

Cited

Recommended

PLOS-specific Sources

Retired Sources

Please use the Issue Tracker for questions or feedback regarding sources.

Name Authentication IP Restriction Format Protocol Rate-limiting
CiteULike no no XML REST 2,000/hour
CrossRef username
password
no XML REST unknown
DataCite no no JSON or XML REST unknown
Facebook OAuth 2.0 no JSON REST varies
Mendeley OAuth 2.0 no JSON REST 150/hour
Nature Blogs no no JSON REST 2/sec
5,000/day
PubMed Central Citations no no XML REST unknown
PubMed Central Usage Stats yes no XML HTTP unknown
Reddit no no JSON REST 1,800/hr
Research Blogging username
password
no XML REST unknown
ScienceSeeker no no XML REST unknown
Scopus api_key
insttoken
optional XML or JSON REST unknown
Wikipedia no no JSON REST unknown

Event Information

Most sources return information about each individual event (citation, bookmark, etc.), and this information is summarized below. The exception are sources that don't return information about individual events because of privacy (all usage data, Facebook, Mendeley readers) or for licensing reasons (Scopus, Web of Science, F1000).

Name ID URL Datetime Contributor Title Other
CiteULike   url post_time username   tag
CrossRef doi doi   contributor(s) title ISSN
journal title
journal abbreviation
volume
issue
first page
year
publication type
citation count
Mendeley Groups     date_added profile_id   group_id
Nature Blogs id url published_at   title blog title
blog url
PubMed Central Citations pmcid pmcid        
Research Blogging   post_URL published_date blogger_name post_title blog_name
received_date
ScienceSeeker id href updated author title summary
category
recommendations
Twitter id url created_at username text user_profile_image
Wikipedia   url datetime   title language
namespace

Creating a new source

Basically, each of the APIs that the ALM application is calling will be defined as a source. The ALM application provides a number of services to each source to help it get what it needs. Note the samples provided at http://github.com/articlemetrics/alm/tree/master/app/models/sources.