SIS Seminar Series Fei Shu


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Can Twitter Increase the Visibility of your Publications

This study investigates the effect of diffusing scientific articles on Twitter on their citation impact. For a set of 1.3 million papers covered by the Web of Science and published in 2012, normalized citation rates are compared between tweeted and non-tweeted articles published in the same journal. The results indicate that tweeted papers, published in the same year and in the same journal, received around 30% higher citation rates than papers, which were not diffused on Twitter. This type of citation advantage appeared across disciplines and countries of authors, but varied in extent.


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