Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences' Sophie Gilbert Publishes on Social Media and Science
May 04, 2018
Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences Assistant Professor Sophie Gilbert (@SophieLGilbert) published a PeerJ study in April in collaboration with University of Alberta and University of British Columbia researchers. Focusing on ecology and conservation researchers, the team found scientific research articles that have high citation rates also have more coverage on social media, primarily Twitter. They suggest that, at least in some fields, researchers can concurrently increase exposure to their research and improve their academic standing through science communication on social media. Although more outreach is needed now than in the past to achieve the same exposure and citation rate.
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