Scientometrics 2.0 : Scientific Reputation and Networking

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Abstract

This presentation gives an overview of a project focused on the relational dimension of impact measurement at the University of St.Gallen. We carry out a social network analysis of HSG researchers' on the academic social network site ResearchGate (N=302). We first present a descriptive analysis of the follower network and reveal high homophily, low density and skewed degree distributions. Individuals' network centrality on ResarchGate is then compared with other indicators of scientic impact, namely publication success (h-index), seniority, and the resonance of publications on academic platforms (Mendeley, citeulike) as well as platforms geared towards broader audiences (Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia). Results indicate that network centrality is weakly but significantly correlated with publication success. The resonance of publications on academic platforms is strongly correlated with publication success, while mentions on non-academic platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) are rare but moderately correlated with publication success.

Authors Lutz, Christoph
Projects Meckel, Miriam; Hoffmann, Christian Pieter & Lutz, Christoph (2013) Scientometrics 2.0: Wissenschaftliche Reputation und Vernetzung [fundamental research project]
Language English
Keywords Altmetrics, Social Capital, Sociology of Science, Social Network Sites, Social Media, Online Communities, Impact Measurement, Bibliometrics, CRUS
Subjects business studies
Institute/School MCM -Institute for Media and Communication Management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed No
Date 31 October 2014
Event Title Erste nationale Konferenz des CRUS-Programms "Performances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales"
Event Location Fribourg
Depositing User Christoph Lutz
Date Deposited 03 Nov 2014 15:04
Last Modified 27 Feb 2016 15:26
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/236426

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Lutz, Christoph: Scientometrics 2.0 : Scientific Reputation and Networking. Erste nationale Konferenz des CRUS-Programms "Performances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales". Fribourg, 31 October 2014.

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