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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMohammadi, Ehsan
dc.contributor.authorBarahmand, Nilofar
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-18T09:42:04Z
dc.date.available2019-11-18T09:42:04Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-26
dc.identifier.citationMohammadi, E., Barahmand, N. and Thelwall, M. (2019) Who shares health and medical scholarly articles on Facebook? Learned Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1271
dc.identifier.issn0953-1513en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/leap.1271
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622929
dc.description.abstractOver a million journal articles had been shared on public Facebook pages by 2017, but little is known about who is sharing (posting links to) these papers and whether mention counts could be an impact indicator. This study classified users who had posted about 749 links on Facebook before October 2017 mentioning 500 medical and health-related research articles, obtained using altmetric.com data. Most accounts (68%) belonged to groups, including online communities, journals, academic organizations, and societies. Of individual profiles, academics accounted for only 4%, but the largest group were health care professionals (16%). More than half (58%) of all Facebook accounts examined were not academic. The non-academic dominance suggests that public Facebook posts linking to health-related articles are mostly used to facilitate scientific knowledge flow between nonacademic professionals and the public. Therefore, Facebook mention counts may be a combined academic and non-academic attention indicator in the health and medical domains.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.subjectFacebooken
dc.subjectaltmetricsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectScholarly communicationen
dc.titleWho shares health and medical scholarly articles on Facebook?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalLearned Publishingen
dc.date.updated2019-11-14T06:47:45Z
dc.date.accepted2019-11-07
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW18112019MTen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-11-26en
refterms.dateFCD2019-11-18T09:41:21Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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