Identifying communities of interest in social media: Microbiology as a case study

Wenceslao Arroyo-Machado, Daniel Torres-Salinas, Nicolas Robinson Garcia

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Abstract

As part of altmetrics, social media metrics focuses his attention in the quantitative analysis of mentions from social media to scientific literature. One of the approaches to analysing the interactions produced in social media is to identify discussion topics and the actors involved in it, missing more research focusing in the link between them. The main goal of this paper is to propose a methodology that make possible the detection of research topics and to whom can be of interest either within or outside the scientific realm. To do it we combine users’ networks and overlay mapping of topics to visualize and identify communities of attention, allowing to contextualize the mentions to scientific publications. The dataset used is formed by the union of publications in the field of Microbiology and the mentions received from news media, policy briefs and, mostly, twitter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F. Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco
PublisherInternational Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Pages1201-1209
Number of pages9
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9788833811185
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/195/09/19

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