December 12, 2018

Conference Paper: “What Increases (Social) Media Attention: Research Impact, Author Prominence or Title Attractiveness?”

The 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI 2018) took place last week in Leiden, Netherlands.

Title

What Increases (Social) Media Attention: Research Impact, Author Prominence or Title Attractiveness?

Authors

Olga Zagovora
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne (Germany)

Katrin Weller
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne (Germany)

Milan Janosov
Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)

Claudia Wagner
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne & University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz (Germany)

Isabella Peters
ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University, Kiel (Germany)

Sources

via Conference Proceedings
via arXiv

Abstract

Do only major scientific breakthroughs hit the news and social media, or does a ‘catchy’ title help to attract public attention? How strong is the connection between the importance of a scientific paper and the (social) media attention it receives? In this study we investigate these questions by analysing the relationship between the observed attention and certain characteristics of scientific papers from two major multidisciplinary journals: Nature Communication (NC) and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). We describe papers by features based on the linguistic properties of their titles and centrality measures of their authors in their co-authorship network. We identify linguistic features and collaboration patterns that might be indicators for future attention, and are characteristic to different journals, research disciplines, and media sources.

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