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Medical research breakthroughs and the public engagement

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  • Fereshteh Didegah, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Canada
  • Qi Wang

This study examines the social web presence of NIH groundbreaking research to discover to what extent the articles have been discussed on the social web, in general, and what type of users and networks are shaped around them on Twitter, in particular. Both altmetric (including tweet counts, Facebook posts, blog and news posts and Wiki citations) and citation counts of articles were examined and a moderate correlation was found between citation counts and altmetric counts. Altmetric indicators correlate more strongly with each other and the highest correlation was found between tweet counts and Facebook post counts. 58% of tweets about the NIH articles are posted by scientists and individual citizens (the general public) and the scientists are the major group tend to tweet these articles for the first time. The general public is mainly interested in tweeting the NIH research on promising medical advances. The retweet network shaped around NIH research was also investigated in order to determine the networking and connections between different type of users and indicate who originate the tweets and who retweet them more; the results show that scientists and citizens are the major groups retweeting the posts originated by other users. Citizens and practitioners were found to have strong networks and they widely retweet each other's posts.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelISSI 2017 - 16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Conference Proceedings
Antal sider10
ForlagInternational Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics
Udgivelsesår2017
Sider817-826
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2017 - Wuhan, Kina
Varighed: 16 okt. 201720 okt. 2017

Konference

Konference16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2017
LandKina
ByWuhan
Periode16/10/201720/10/2017

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