Scholarly use of social media and altmetrics: a review of the literature

@article{Sugimoto2017ScholarlyUO,
  title={Scholarly use of social media and altmetrics: a review of the literature},
  author={Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Sam Work and Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Stefanie Haustein},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2017},
  volume={68},
  pages={2037-2062}
}
Social media has become integrated into the fabric of the scholarly communication system in fundamental ways: principally through scholarly use of social media platforms and the promotion of new indicators on the basis of interactions with these platforms. Research and scholarship in this area has accelerated since the coining and subsequent advocacy for altmetrics—that is, research indicators based on social media activity. This review provides an extensive account of the state-of-the art in… CONTINUE READING
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