A relational altmetric? Network centrality on ResearchGate as an indicator of scientific impact

  title={A relational altmetric? Network centrality on ResearchGate as an indicator of scientific impact},
  author={Christian Pieter Hoffmann and Christoph Lutz and Miriam Meckel},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
Social media are becoming increasingly popular in scientific communication. A range of platforms, such as academic social networking sites (SNS), are geared specifically towards the academic community. Proponents of the altmetrics approach have pointed out that new media allow for new avenues of scientific impact assessment. Traditional impact measures based on bibliographic analysis have long been criticized for overlooking the relational dynamics of scientific impact. We therefore propose an… 
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