Friday, December 13, 2013

Can tweets really predict citations?

In contrast with the article 'Can tweets predict citations' a recent study finds very little correlation between the number of tweets received by articles in the biomedical literature and later citation counts obtained from more traditional methods.
Tweeting biomedicine: An analysis of tweets and citations in the biomedical literature

See also, Nature's article:
Twitter buzz about papers does not mean citations later

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