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5. Do the article access counts include accesses on other websites and bibliographic databases?


Currently, BioMed Central journals only tracks article accesses on BioMed Central web pages.

As articles published in BMC Biology are available on SpringerLink, and other bibliographic databases, the numbers displayed on the ‘Article Metrics’ page are an underestimate of total usage.

Full information on the bibliographic databases that BMC Biology articles are indexed in can be found here.

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