In this research contribution we examine the role of Academic Social Networks in the dissemination of the Social Representations literature. In particular we take into account 9414 entries filed in the specialised SoReCom "AS de Rosa" @-library. Each entry was assessed concerning the presence of any item in the three academic social networks (Academia.edu, ResearchGate and Mendeley), coming so to compose a database of 2956 total entries. Out of 9414 of selected articles in fact, 6458 were not found in none of the three academic social networks examined, while the remaining 2956 articles have been listed in at least one academic social networks. In particular, the presence of references related to social representations on the ResearchGate equaled 2657 items -almost 90% of the total-, coming to constitute ResearchGate as the most comprehensive among academic social networks analysed. The publications on social representations found in academic social networks have undergone some of the comparative analyses based on “big data” and “meta-data” filed in the SoReCom “A.S. de Rosa”@-library repositories, concerning authors’ countries and institutional affiliations, years of publication by year, type of publication, journal, language of publication, etc. This allows presenting the geo-mapping of the wider scientific production in Social Representations and comparative results with different types of publications. The trends concerning geo-cultural setting of authors who disseminate their publications via academic social networks resemble those of the social representations literature in general, with the prominent place of Europe (62.79%), Latin America (20.16%) seen as a fertilized field, followed by North America and the rest of the world, with the three top countries of France (17.49%), United Kingdom (15.46%) and Brazil (13.18%). In conclusion, we can say that academic social networks constitute excellent allies in spreading knowledge and though still relatively modest use - at least in the field of Social Representations - is given to imagine what they will know in time as a progressive, comprehensive and very useful development.
|Titolo:||The role of Academic Social Networking in the dissemination of the Social Representations literature|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||The role of Academic Social Networking in the dissemination of the Social Representations literature / DE ROSA, Anna Maria Silvana; Bocci, Elena; Dryjanska, Laura; Borrelli, Federica. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 1051-1060. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2016 tenutosi a Valencia, Spain nel 7th-9th March 2016.|
|Appare nella tipologia:||04b Atto di convegno in volume|