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Date of this Version

5-19-2019

Citation

Vysakh, C & Rajendra Babu, H. (2019). Citations v/s Altmetric Attention Score: A Comparison of Top 10 Highly Cited Papers in Nature. Library Philosophy and Practice.

Abstract

This study aims to analyze the correlation between citations and altmetric score of top 10 highly cited papers in Nature by extracting the data from Google metrics. It tries to investigate whether a highly cited paper has high altmetric score or not by using correlation method and the result show that there exists a high correlation. The study found that Mendeley is the main medium through which scientific papers are being disseminated more and contributing to the altmetric score intensely. The country wise tweeting data show that U.S and U.K holds the first and second position in tweeting with 1143 &14 tweets respectively. As the altmetric values the online attention, it prompts the entire research community to opt for social media for publication for getting good attentions and there by promoting open access. Even though, altmetrics is not at all a replacement of traditional metrics but acts as supplement to it.

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