An Analysis of Citizen Science Based Research: Usage and Publication Patterns.

@article{Follett2015AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of Citizen Science Based Research: Usage and Publication Patterns.},
  author={Ria Follett and Vladimir Strezov},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={e0143687}
}
The use of citizen science for scientific discovery relies on the acceptance of this method by the scientific community. Using the Web of Science and Scopus as the source of peer reviewed articles, an analysis of all published articles on "citizen science" confirmed its growth, and found that significant research on methodology and validation techniques preceded the rapid rise of the publications on research outcomes based on citizen science methods. Of considerable interest is the growing… CONTINUE READING
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