publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Can tweets predict citations? Metrics of social impact based on Twitter and correlation with traditional metrics of scientific impact.

Gunther Eysenbach;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011
Abstract
BackgroundCitations in peer-reviewed articles and the impact factor are generally accepted measures of scientific impact. Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter, blogs or social bookmarking tools provide the possibility to construct innovative article-level or journal-level metrics to gauge impact and influence. However, the relationship of the these new metrics to traditional metrics such as citations is not known. Objective(1) To explore the feasibility of measuring social impact of and public attention to scholarly articles by analyzing buzz in social media, (2) to explore the dynamics, content, and timing of tweets relative to the publication of a scholarly article, ...
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free text keywords: Health Informatics, Editorial, blogging, periodicals as topic, peer-review, publishing, infometrics, reproducibility of results, medicine 2.0, power law, Twitter, Infodemiology, Altmetrics, Data science, Social media, Impact factor, Computer science, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Scopus, Social media analytics, lcsh:Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics, lcsh:R858-859.7, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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Thelwall, M, Kousha, K. Online presentations as a source of scientific impact?: An analysis of PowerPoint files citing academic journals. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2008; 59 (5): 805-15 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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35 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
BackgroundCitations in peer-reviewed articles and the impact factor are generally accepted measures of scientific impact. Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter, blogs or social bookmarking tools provide the possibility to construct innovative article-level or journal-level metrics to gauge impact and influence. However, the relationship of the these new metrics to traditional metrics such as citations is not known. Objective(1) To explore the feasibility of measuring social impact of and public attention to scholarly articles by analyzing buzz in social media, (2) to explore the dynamics, content, and timing of tweets relative to the publication of a scholarly article, ...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
free text keywords: Health Informatics, Editorial, blogging, periodicals as topic, peer-review, publishing, infometrics, reproducibility of results, medicine 2.0, power law, Twitter, Infodemiology, Altmetrics, Data science, Social media, Impact factor, Computer science, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Scopus, Social media analytics, lcsh:Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics, lcsh:R858-859.7, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
Related Organizations
35 references, page 1 of 3

Hirsch, JE. An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005; 102 (46): 16569-72 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Garfield, E. The history and meaning of the journal impact factor. JAMA. 2006; 295 (1): 90-3 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Rossner, M, Van Epps, H, Hill, E. Show me the data. J Cell Biol. 2007; 179 (6): 1091-2 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

The impact factor game. It is time to find a better way to assess the scientific literature. PLoS Med. 2006; 3 (6): e291 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Smith, R. Measuring the social impact of research. BMJ. 2001; 323 (7312): 528 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed]

Niederkrotenthaler, T, Dorner, TE, Maier, M. Development of a practical tool to measure the impact of publications on the society based on focus group discussions with scientists. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11: 588 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Thelwall, M. Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web Research for the Social Sciences. Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services. 2009

Web link counts correlate with ISI impact factors: Evidence from two disciplines. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2005; 39: 436 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Vaughan, L, Shaw, D. Bibliographic and Web citations: What is the difference?. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2003; 54 (14): 1313-22 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Vaughan, L, Shaw, D. Web citation data for impact assessment: A comparison of four science disciplines. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2005; 56 (10): 1075-87 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Kousha, K, Thelwall, M, Rezaie, S. Using the Web for research evaluation: The Integrated Online Impact indicator. Journal of Informetrics. 2010; 4 (1): 124-35 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Thelwall, M, Kousha, K. Online presentations as a source of scientific impact?: An analysis of PowerPoint files citing academic journals. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2008; 59 (5): 805-15 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Kousha, K, Thelwall, M. Google Book Search: Citation analysis for social science and the humanities. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2009; 60 (8): 1537-49 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Priem, J, Hemminger, BM. Scientometrics 2.0: Toward new metrics of scholarly impact on the social Web. First Monday. 2010; 15 (7): 7-5 [OpenAIRE]

Li, X, Thelwall, M, Giustini, D. Validating Online Reference Managers for Scholarly Impact Measurement (FP). 2011 [OpenAIRE]

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