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dc.contributor.authorLepori, Benedetto
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHoorani, Bareerah Hafeez
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T14:04:17Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T14:04:17Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-19
dc.identifier.issn1751-1577
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.joi.2018.07.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621639
dc.description.abstractWhile ResearchGate has become the most popular academic social networking site in terms of regular users, not all institutions have joined and the scores it assigns to academics and institutions are controversial. This paper assesses the presence in ResearchGate of higher education institutions in Europe and the US in 2017, and the extent to which institutional ResearchGate Scores reflect institutional academic impact. Most of the 2258 European and 4355 US higher educational institutions included in the sample had an institutional ResearchGate profile, with near universal coverage for PhD-awarding institutions found in the Web of Science (WoS). For non-PhD awarding institutions that did not publish, size (number of staff members) was most associated with presence in ResearchGate. For PhD-awarding institutions in WoS, presence in RG was strongly related to the number of WoS publications. In conclusion, a) institutional RG scores reflect research volume more than visibility and b) this indicator is highly correlated to the number of WoS publications. Hence, the value of RG Scores for institutional comparisons is limited.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751157718301068
dc.subjectResearchGate
dc.subjectcitation analysis
dc.subjectaltmetrics
dc.titleWhich US and European Higher Education Institutions are visible in ResearchGate and what affects their RG Score?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Informetrics
dc.date.accepted2018-07-02
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW240818MT
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-19
dc.source.volume12
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage806
dc.source.endpage818
refterms.dateFCD2018-08-24T14:04:18Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-19T00:00:00Z


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