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Social media in scholarly communication : a review of the literature and empirical analysis of Twitter use by SSHRC doctoral award recipients
This report has been commissioned by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to analyze the role that social media currently plays in scholarly communication as well as to what extent metrics derived from ...
A multidimensional analysis of Aslib proceedings – using everything but the impact factor
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show that the journal impact factor (IF) is not able to reflect the full impact of scholarly journals and provides an overview of alternative and complementary methods in journal ...
Guest editorial : social media in scholarly communication
Social media in scholarly communication
Multidimensional journal evaluation : analyzing scientific periodicals beyond the impact factor
(De Gruyter Saur, 2012)
Scientific communication depends primarily on publishing in journals. The most important indicator to determine the influence of a journal is the Impact Factor. Since this factor only measures the average number of citations ...
The use of bibliometrics for assessing research : possibilities, limitations and adverse effects
Researchers are used to being evaluated: publications, hiring, tenure and funding decisions are all based on the evaluation of research. Traditionally, this evaluation relied on judgement of peers but, in the ...
Knowledge sharing in global health research : the impact, uptake and cost of open access to scholarly literature
Background: In 1982, the Annals of Virology published a paper showing how Liberia has a highly endemic potential of Ebola warning health authorities of the risk for potential outbreaks; this journal is only available ...
Astrophysicists on Twitter : an in-depth analysis of tweeting and scientific publication behavior
Purpose – This paper analyzes the tweeting behavior of 37 astrophysicists on Twitter and compares their tweeting behavior with their publication behavior and citation impact to show whether they tweet research-related ...
Tweets vs. Mendeley readers : how do these two social media metrics differ?
(Oldenbourg Verlag, 2014)
A set of 1.4 million biomedical papers was analyzed with regards to how often articles are mentioned on Twitter or saved by users on Mendeley. While Twitter is a microblogging platform used by a general audience to ...
Scholarly use of social media and altmetrics : a review of the literature
Social media has become integrated into the fabric of the scholarly communication system in fundamental ways: principally through scholarly use of social media platforms and the promotion of new indicators on the basis ...