Has much potential but biased: Exploring the scholarly landscape in twitter

Haewoon Kwak, Jong Gun Lee

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Abstract

We explore how research papers are shared in Twitter to un- derstand its potential and limitation of the current practice that measures or predicts the scientific impact of research papers from the web. We track 54 second-level domains of- fering the top 100 journals listed in Google Scholar and col- lect 403,165 tweets sharing 75,677 unique research papers by 142,743 users over the course of 135 days. Our findings show the great potential of Twitter as a platform for paper sharing, but at the same time, indicate the limitations of measuring scientific impact through the lens of social media mainly due to the highly skewed and limited attention to few number of top journals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW 2014 Companion - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages563-564
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 7 Apr 201411 Apr 2014

Other

Other23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period7/4/1411/4/14

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Keywords

  • Altmetric
  • Google scholar
  • Research paper sharing
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

Cite this

Kwak, H., & Lee, J. G. (2014). Has much potential but biased: Exploring the scholarly landscape in twitter. In WWW 2014 Companion - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 563-564). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2567948.2576956