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Academia.edu: Social network or Academic Network?
Academic social network sites Academia.edu and ResearchGate, and reference sharing sites Mendeley, Bibsonomy, Zotero, and CiteULike, give scholars the ability to publicize their research outputs and… Expand
ResearchGate: Disseminating, communicating, and measuring Scholarship?
ResearchGate is a social network site for academics to create their own profiles, list their publications, and interact with each other. Like Academia.edu, it provides a new way for scholars to… Expand
Assessing the citation impact of books: The role of Google Books, Google Scholar, and Scopus
Citation indictors are increasingly used in some subject areas to support peer review in the evaluation of researchers and departments. Nevertheless, traditional journal-based citation indexes may be… Expand
ResearchGate articles: Age, discipline, audience size, and impact
The large multidisciplinary academic social website ResearchGate aims to help academics to connect with each other and to publicize their work. Despite its popularity, little is known about the age… Expand
Do highly cited researchers successfully use the social web?
- Amalia Más-Bleda, M. Thelwall, K. Kousha, Isidro F. Aguillo
- Computer Science
- 1 October 2014
Academics can now use the web and the social websites to disseminate scholarly information in a variety of different ways. Although some scholars have taken advantage of these new online… Expand
Web indicators for research evaluation. Part 2: Social media metrics
This literature review assesses indicators derived from social media sources, including both general and academic sites. Such indicators have been termed altmetrics, influmetrics, social media… Expand
ResearchGate versus Google Scholar: Which finds more early citations?
ResearchGate has launched its own citation index by extracting citations from documents uploaded to the site and reporting citation counts on article profile pages. Since authors may upload preprints… Expand
The citation impact of Open Access agricultural research: A comparison between OA and non-OA publications
Purpose – The main purpose of this study is to assess the citation advantage for self‐archived Open Access (OA) agriculture research against its non‐OA counterparts.Design/methodology/approach – At… Expand
Google Scholar citations and Google Web-URL citations: A multi-discipline exploratory analysis
We use a new data gathering method, “WebsURL citation,” WebsURL and Google Scholar to compare traditional and Web-based citation patterns across multiple disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics,… Expand
Google book search: Citation analysis for social science and the humanities
In both the social sciences and the humanities, books and monographs play significant roles in research communication. The absence of citations from most books and monographs from the Thomson… Expand