What increases (social) media attention: Research impact, author prominence or title attractiveness?

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What increases (social) media attention: Research impact, author prominence or title attractiveness?

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: What increases (social) media attention: Research impact, author prominence or title attractiveness?
Author: Zagovora O.Weller K.Janosov M.Wagner C.Peters I.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 1182
End Page: 1190
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: Do only major scientific breakthroughs hit the news and social media, or does a `catchy' title help to attract public attention? How strong is the connection between the importance of a scientific paper and the (social) media attention it receives? In this study we investigate these questions by analysing the relationship between the observed attention and certain characteristics of scientific papers from two major multidisciplinary journals: Nature Communication (NC) and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). We describe papers by features based on the linguistic properties of their titles and centrality measures of their authors in their co-authorship network. We identify linguistic features and collaboration patterns that might be indicators for future attention, and are characteristic to different journals, research disciplines, and media sources.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65362
 

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