Sociology of Science

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Who are the acknowledgees? An analysis of gender and academic status

This content is not available in the selected language. Acknowledgements found in scholarly papers allow for credit attribution of nonauthor contributors. As such, they are associated with a different kind of recognition than authorship. While several studies have shown that social factors affect authorship and citation practices, few analyses have been performed on acknowledgements. Based […] Read more

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On the topicality and research impact of special issues

This content is not available in the selected language. The publication of special issues constitute an important yet underinvestigated phenomenon of scholarly communication. In an attempt to draw attention to the proliferation of special issues, Priem (2006) suggested that their commissioning has an underestimated opportunity cost, given the relative scarcity of publication space: by distorting […] Read more

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Social Media Metrics in Scholarly Communication

This content is not available in the selected language. About the Special Issue Social media metrics – commonly coined as “altmetrics” – have been heralded as great democratizers of science, providing broader and timelier indicators of impact than citations. These metrics come from a range of sources, including Twitter, blogs, social reference managers, post-publication peer […] Read more