The case of #arseniclife: Blogs and Twitter in informal peer review

@article{Yeo2017TheCO,
  title={The case of \#arseniclife: Blogs and Twitter in informal peer review},
  author={Sara K. Yeo and Xuan Liang and D. Brossard and Kathleen M. Rose and K. Korzekwa and D. Scheufele and M. Xenos},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={937 - 952}
}
Using the “#arseniclife” controversy as a case study, we examine the roles of blogs and Twitter in post-publication review. The controversy was initiated by a scientific article about bacteria able to substitute arsenic for phosphorus in its genetic material. We present the debate chronologically, using prominent online media to reconstruct the events. Using tweets that discussed the controversy, we conducted quantitative sentiment analysis to examine skeptical and non-skeptical tones on… Expand

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