Lars Juhl Jensen at Buried Treasure offers an analytical blog post following up on data released by PLoS. Jensen took these article level metrics and filtered them by categories such as bookmarks, citations, downloads, and more. Among his results, Jensen writes, "the strong correlations between Downloads and other metrics disappear almost completely after normalization.

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