Media attention to science

Kiran Garimella, Han Xiao

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Abstract

How has media attention to science changed over the past decade? Does media attention bring scientific attention too? To answer these questions, we collected media attention statistics from Altmetric.com for over 40,000 papers published in PNAS journal in the last 13 years. Our analysis reveals that (i) Media attention to science has slowly, but steadily increased over time, (ii) Media attention doesn't necessarily translate into scientific attention (citations) and, (iii) It is non-trivial to predict the amount of media attention a paper gets from attributes such as authors, author affiliations, abstract, and title.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th International World Wide Web Conference 2017, WWW 2017 Companion
PublisherInternational World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee
Pages779-780
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349147
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2017 Companion - Perth, Australia
Duration: Apr 3 2017Apr 7 2017

Publication series

Name26th International World Wide Web Conference 2017, WWW 2017 Companion

Other

Other26th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2017 Companion
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth
Period4/3/174/7/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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