At Altmetric, we track who's saying what about academic papers. Here, we take a look back at 2014, with a review of the 100 papers that received the most attention online - and the conversations that happened around them.
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Especially in arts and humanities disciplines which may not have readily quantifiable economic benefits, the movement of research from academic to public discourse may be a key component of an impact statement. For REF 2014, impact is defined as “an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture,
Science blogs, Twitter commentary, and comments on journal websites represent an immediate response to journal articles, and may help in identifying relevant publications. However, the use of these media for establishing paper impact is not well studied. Using Wikipedia as a proxy for other social media, we explore the correlation