Aslib Journal of Information Management: Volume 67 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Social media metrics in scholarly communication: exploring tweets, blogs, likes and other altmetrics

Guest Editors: Dr Stefanie Haustein, Dr Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Dr Vincent Larivière

The thematic orientation of publications mentioned on social media: Large-scale disciplinary comparison of social media metrics with citations

Rodrigo Costas, Zohreh Zahedi, Paul Wouters

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the disciplinary orientation of scientific publications that were mentioned on different social media platforms, focussing on their…


Geographic variation in social media metrics: an analysis of Latin American journal articles

Juan Pablo Alperin

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of how the potential of altmetrics varies around the world by measuring the percentage of articles with non-zero…

Usefulness of altmetrics for measuring the broader impact of research: A case study using data from PLOS and F1000Prime

Lutz Bornmann

– The purpose of this case study is to investigate the usefulness of altmetrics for measuring the broader impact of research.


Altmetrics for the humanities: Comparing Goodreads reader ratings with citations to history books

Alesia A Zuccala, Frederik T. Verleysen, Roberto Cornacchia, Tim C.E. Engels

– The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of Goodreads reader ratings for measuring the wider impact of scholarly books published in the field of History.


Public science communication on Twitter: a visual analytic approach

Victoria Uren, Aba-Sah Dadzie

The purpose of this paper is to assess high-dimensional visualisation, combined with pattern matching, as an approach to observing dynamic changes in the ways people tweet about…


Differences in personal and professional tweets of scholars

Timothy D Bowman

The purpose of this paper is to show that there were differences in the use of Twitter by professors at AAU schools. Affordance use differed between the personal and professional…

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