Twitter use in physics conferences

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    Abstract

    An analysis of Twitter use in 116 conferences suggests that the service is used
    more extensively at PACS10 conferences (those devoted to the physics of
    elementary particles and fields) and PACS90 conferences (those devoted to
    geophysics, astronomy, and astrophysics) than at conferences in other fields of
    physics. Furthermore, Twitter is used in a qualitatively different manner. A
    possible reason for these differences is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1267-1286
    Number of pages20
    JournalScientometrics
    Volume108
    Issue number3
    Early online date27 Jun 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

    Keywords

    • Twitter
    • scholarly communication
    • subdisciplinary differences
    • physics conference activity

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