November 27, 2020

Conference Paper: “What Makes Papers Visible on Social Media? An Analysis of Various Document Characteristics”

The following conference paper was recently shared on arXiv.

Title

What Makes Papers Visible on Social Media? An Analysis of Various Document Characteristics

Authors

Zohreh Zahedi
Leiden University

Rodrigo Costas
Leiden University

Vincent Larivière
Université de Montréal

Stefanie Haustein
Université de Montréa

Source

In this study we have investigated the relationship between different document characteristics and the number of Mendeley readership counts, tweets, Facebook posts, mentions in blogs and mainstream media for 1.3 million papers published in journals covered by the Web of Science (WoS). It aims to demonstrate that how factors affecting various social media-based indicators differ from those influencing citations and which document types are more popular across different platforms.

Our results highlight the heterogeneous nature of altmetrics, which encompasses different types of uses and user groups engaging with research on social media.

Source

via arXiv

Presented at the 21th International Conference in Science & Technology Indicators (STI)
September 13-16, 2016
Valencia, Spain

Abstract

In this study we have investigated the relationship between different document characteristics and the number of Mendeley readership counts, tweets, Facebook posts, mentions in blogs and mainstream media for 1.3 million papers published in journals covered by the Web of Science (WoS). It aims to demonstrate that how factors affecting various social media-based indicators differ from those influencing citations and which document types are more popular across different platforms. Our results highlight the heterogeneous nature of altmetrics, which encompasses different types of uses and user groups engaging with research on social media.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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