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Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media.

Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Scholars all around the world are almost solely judged upon their publications in (prestigious) peer-reviewed journals. Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr argue that publications in the popular media...
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Academic citations are not enough to evaluate the visibility of #research articles: metrics have to take in account #socialmedia and online presence

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ResearchGate new feature: "Find out where else you've been cited"

Our new citations feature provides you with a simple way to keep track of when and where your research is cited. Here's what to expect:

  • Be notified when your work is cited
  • See who cited you, and where
  • Add and mange your own citations
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The notification of new citations feature is a useful tool provided by ResearchGate

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Altmetrics in the wild: Using social media to explore scholarly impact

[Abstract] In growing numbers, scholars are integrating social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, public nature of these tools exposes and reifies scholarly processes once hidden and ephemeral. Metrics based on this activities could inform broader, faster measures of impact, complementing traditional citation metrics. This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or "altmetrics", sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science. (...) by Priem J. et al., arXiv.org, 20 Mar 2012

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