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Katrin Weller & Isabella Peters

In: The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

Chapter 33: Scholarly Communication in Social Media

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Scholarly Communication in Social Media
Scholarly communication in social media
Katrin WellerIsabella Peters
Introduction

Lately, blogs have been increasingly used by researchers as tools to reflect upon their latest readings or other everyday workflows, and Maitzen (2012) concludes that academic blogging is a ‘forum for developing and testing ideas'. Similarly, Twitter is used by many researchers for live reporting of academic conferences and networking (e.g., Weller, Dröge & Puschmann, 2011) or sharing links to scholarly publications (Eysenbach, 2011). In some disciplines, researchers’ activities on social media platforms have covered up to 97% of the relevant scholarly literature, which means that in those cases more articles can be found in the social reference manager Mendeley than in the traditional bibliographic databases, for example Web of Science or Scopus ...

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