Altmetric study of Economics

Dorte Drongstrup, Shafaq Malik, Saeed-Ul Hassan

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Abstract

Abstract Social media metrics are often praised as an alternative or complement to traditional bibliometric metrics, especially in the social sciences. However, empirical investigations of the social sciences are scarce. This research in progress paper explores the extent economic research is communicated on social media platforms with an emphasis on mentions in policy documents. It examines how Altmetrics indicators relate to the Academic Journal Guide (AJG), SNIP and JCR journal rankings for economics articles. The investigated journals are selected based on Charted Association of Business School (CABS) list and extracted from Altmetric.com data. Then a statistical analysis is performed on the extracted data. The results show that the average policy count of the articles of economics journals is higher than the other subject areas mentioned in CABS and top-ranking economic journals are more likely to have articles with higher average policy count.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISSI 2019 Conference : 17th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rome, Italy
Number of pages6
Publication date3. Sep 2019
Pages984-989
Article number153
Publication statusPublished - 3. Sep 2019
EventISSI2019: 17th International conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics - Sapienza University, Rom, Italy
Duration: 2. Sep 20195. Sep 2019
Conference number: 17
https://www.issi2019.org

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ConferenceISSI2019
Number17
LocationSapienza University
CountryItaly
CityRom
Period02/09/201905/09/2019
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Economics
Social media
Economic journals
Business schools
Social sciences
Journal ranking
Bibliometrics
Statistical analysis
Ranking
Empirical investigation
Economic research
Academic journals

Keywords

  • altmetrics
  • policy documents
  • Economics

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Drongstrup, D., Malik, S., & Hassan, S-U. (2019). Altmetric study of Economics. In ISSI 2019 Conference: 17th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rome, Italy (pp. 984-989). [153]
Drongstrup, Dorte ; Malik, Shafaq ; Hassan, Saeed-Ul. / Altmetric study of Economics. ISSI 2019 Conference: 17th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rome, Italy. 2019. pp. 984-989
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Drongstrup, D, Malik, S & Hassan, S-U 2019, Altmetric study of Economics. in ISSI 2019 Conference: 17th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rome, Italy., 153, pp. 984-989, ISSI2019, Rom, Italy, 02/09/2019.

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Drongstrup D, Malik S, Hassan S-U. Altmetric study of Economics. In ISSI 2019 Conference: 17th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rome, Italy. 2019. p. 984-989. 153