Low participation of scientists in Web 2.0
The new publishing and scientific communication environments have led to the emergence of new Web indicators. Along with usage metrics such as downloads there are many measures that are generated from Science 2.0. Journals published by the Public Library of Science systematically collect many of these new metrics.
The objective of this paper is to present some of these new indicators and analyze them quantitatively through the case study of 8945 papers published in the journal PLoS One.
The selected indicators were; comments, ratings, number of bookmarks, links from scientific weblogs, downloads views and citations.
Basic descriptive statistics indicators and correlations have been calculated for all of them.
The results show the low participation of scientists in Web 2.0 and how most of these indicators, except for downloads and visits, are poorly consolidated metrics.
Álvaro Cabezas-Clavijo and Daniel Torres-Salinas. Indicadores de uso y participación en las revistas científicas 2.0: el caso de PLoS One
. Profesional de la Informacion, Volume 19, Issue 4, 1 July 2010, Pages 431-434