Which Metrics Matter?

So much is being written about metrics that I’m loathe to add yet another post to the pile.  But this will be a simple and short story.

When HighWire interviewed Stanford authors who had published in PLOS One, among our questions was “what metrics do you pay attention to?”  (PLOS One was an early adopter of copious ‘altmetrics’, hence the question.)  We got bi-polar answers: Continue reading