Bibliographic Analysis of Nature Based on Twitter and Facebook Altmetrics Data.

Published on Dec 1, 2016in PLOS ONE2.776
· DOI :10.1371/journal.pone.0165997
Feng Xia35
Estimated H-index: 35
(DUT: Dalian University of Technology),
Xiaoyan Su4
Estimated H-index: 4
(DUT: Dalian University of Technology)
+ 3 AuthorsIvan Lee16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UniSA: University of South Australia)
This paper presents a bibliographic analysis of Nature articles based on altmetrics. We assess the concern degree of social users on the Nature articles through the coverage analysis of Twitter and Facebook by publication year and discipline. The social media impact of a Nature article is examined by evaluating the mention rates on Twitter and on Facebook. Moreover, the correlation between tweets and citations is analyzed by publication year, discipline and Twitter user type to explore factors affecting the correlation. The results show that Twitter users have a higher concern degree on Nature articles than Facebook users, and Nature articles have higher and faster-growing impact on Twitter than on Facebook. The results also show that tweets and citations are somewhat related, and they mostly measure different types of impact. In addition, the correlation between tweets and citations highly depends on publication year, discipline and Twitter user type.
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