This paper measures social media activities of 15 broad scientific disciplines indexed in Scopus database using data. First, the presence of data in Scopus database is investigated, overall and across disciplines. Second, a zero-truncated negative binomial model is used to determine the association of various factors with increasing or decreasing citations. Lastly, the effectiveness of altmetric indices to identify publications with high citation impact is comprehensively evaluated by deploying Area Under the Curve (AUC) – an application of receiver operating characteristic. Results indicate a rapid increase in the presence of data in Scopus database from 10.19% in 2011 to 20.46% in 2015. It was found that Blog count was the most important factor in the field of Health Professions and Nursing as it increased the number of citations by 38.6%, followed by Twitter count increasing the number of citations by 8% in the field of Physics and Astronomy.


Figure : General presence of publications in dataset as compared to Scopus dataset through October 31, 2015 (red line: number of publications in Scopus dataset; yellow line: number of publications present in dataset

whose DOI`s match.


Saeed-Ul Hassan,Imran, M., Gillani, U., Aljohani, N. R., Bowman, T. D. & Didegah, F (2017). Measuring Social Media Activity of Scientific Literature: An Exhaustive Comparison of Scopus and Novel Altmetrics Big Data. Scientometrics, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-017-2512-x


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