Scientific Landscape of Citizen Science Publications: Dynamics, Content and Presence in Social Media

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Show simple item record Bautista Puig, Nuria Filippo, Daniela Alejandra de Mauleon Azpilicueta, Maria Elva Sanz Casado, Elías 2019-03-06T08:40:23Z 2019-03-06T08:40:23Z 2019-02-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Bautista-Puig, N., De Filippo, D., Mauleón, E., Sanz-Casado, E. (2019). Scientific Landscape of Citizen Science Publications: Dynamics, Content and Presence in Social Media. Publications, 7 (1), 12.
dc.identifier.issn 2304-6775
dc.description.abstract Citizen science (CS) aims primarily to create a new scientific culture able to improve upon the triple interaction between science, society, and policy in the dual pursuit of more democratic research and decision-making informed by sound evidence. It is both an aim and an enabler of open science (OS), to which it contributes by involving citizens in research and encouraging participation in the generation of new knowledge. This study analyses scientific output on CS using bibliometric techniques and Web of Science (WoS) data. Co-occurrence maps are formulated to define subject clusters as background for an analysis of the impact of each on social media. Four clusters are identified: HEALTH, BIO, GEO and PUBLIC. The profiles for the four clusters are observed to be fairly similar, although BIO and HEALTH are mentioned more frequently in blogposts and tweets and BIO and PUBLIC in Facebook and newsfeeds. The findings also show that output in the area has grown since 2010, with a larger proportion of papers (66%) mentioned in social media than reported in other studies. The percentage of open access documents (30.7%) is likewise higher than the overall mean for all areas.
dc.description.sponsorship This project received funding from the European Unions’ Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant 741657, with the name The content of this article does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the article lies entirely with the authors.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Citizen science
dc.subject.other Open science
dc.subject.other Altmetrics
dc.title Scientific Landscape of Citizen Science Publications: Dynamics, Content and Presence in Social Media
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Biblioteconomía y Documentación
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/741657
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dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Publications
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 7
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000022885
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