If I tweet will you cite? The effect of social media exposure of articles on downloads and citations.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate whether exposing scientific papers to social media (SM) has an effect on article downloads and citations.METHODS: We randomized all International Journal of Public Health (IJPH) original articles published between December 2012 and December 2014 to SM exposure (blog post, Twitter and Facebook) or no exposure at three different time points after first online publication.RESULTS: 130 papers (SM exposure = 65, control = 65) were randomized. The number of downloads did not differ significantly between groups (p = 0.60) nor did the number of citations (p = 0….

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