Social Network Sites for Scientists

Social Network Sites for Scientists

A Quantitative Survey

1st Edition - July 22, 2016

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  • Author: Jose Luis Ortega
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081005897
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081005927

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Social Network Sites for Scientists: A Quantitative Survey explores the newest social network sites (for example, ResearchGate and and web bibliographic platforms (Mendeley, Zotero) that have recently emerged for the scholarly community to use in the interchange of information and documents. Chapters describe their main characteristics, what their advantages and limitations are, and the researchers that populate these websites. The surveys included in the book have been conducted following a quantitative approach, and measure the strength of the services provided by the sites in terms of use and activity. In addition, they also discuss the implications of new products in the future of scientific communication and their impact on research activities and evaluation.

Key Features

  • Analyzes social network sites form scientists using a quantitative approach
  • Introduces the quantitative study of the main characteristic and functionalities of each platform, and the activity that they develop
  • Offers a scientific review of the most relevant and current studies on this issue, discussing their results and commenting on their implications for scientific communication and research evaluation


Researchers, Scientists and Students

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1: The First Attempts
        • Nature network
        • BiomedExpert
    • Chapter 2: Document Sharing services
        • ResearchGate
        • Others: Scholastica, Mynetresearch, Iamresearcher
    • Chapter 3: Social academic bookmarking
        • Mendeley
        • Zotero
        • Other social citation tools: BibSonomy, CiteULike, Connotea
    • Chapter 4: Other relevant social tools
        • Slideshare
        • Twitter
    • Chapter 5: A Comparative view
        • Users
        • Activity
        • Document sharing

Product details

  • No. of pages: 198
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2016
  • Published: July 22, 2016
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081005897
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081005927

About the Author

Jose Luis Ortega

José Luis Ortega is a web researcher in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He achieved a fellowship to the Cybermetrics Lab of the CSIC, where he finished his doctoral studies. In 2005, he was hired by the Virtual Knowledge Studio of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts, and in 2008 he received a full position in the Vice-presidency for Scientific and Technological Research at the CSIC, working in research evaluation. He collaborates with the Cybermetrics Lab in research areas such as Webometrics, Web usage mining, Visualization of Information, Social network analysis and Web bibliometrics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Spanish National Research Council, Spain

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