Posted by: bluesyemre | July 25, 2012

The Great Sieve: This Is What Browsing Scientific Research Looks Like

  • One of the great benefits of online publishing is but a side-effect of the overall project: the constant creation of a pool of data that contain information about how research is accessed, used, discussed, and cited. Martin Fenner, the technical lead on PLoS Article Level Metrics project, has scooped up some of that data and painted this pretty picture of, well, browsing. The big square captures the population of people who have surfed over to an HTML version, and with each smaller square you can see that the number of people who found something relevant decreased, until you end up with the small group chattering about an article on blogs, Facebook, or citing it formally in another paper.

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