Do you cite what you tweet?

An information behavior perspective on the relationship between altmetrics and citations.

This work revisits the relationship between tweets and citations from a new information behavior perspective, where the tweet (and not the tweeted publication) is the unit of analysis. The main question is to determine if, at the individual level, the act of tweeting a given publication is a good predictor of the act of citing that same publication. Also, we investigate how the relationship between tweeting and citing is influenced by the research activity of the tweeter and its relationship to the tweeted paper.

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).

Timothy D. Bowman
Timothy D. Bowman
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Rodrigo Costas
Rodrigo Costas
Senior Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)