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Social Network Sites for Scientists: A Quantitative Survey explores the newest social network sites (for example, ResearchGate and Academia.edu) and web bibliographic platforms (Mendeley, Zotero) that have recently emerged for the scholarly community to use in the interchange of information and documents.
- Analyzes social network sites form scientists using a quantitative approach
- Introduces the quantitative study of the main characteristic and functionalities of each platform, and the activity that they develop
- Offers a scientific review of the most relevant and current studies on this issue, discussing their results and commenting on their implications for scientific communication and research evaluation