Disseminated articles through digital social channels and its relation with metrics of academic impact
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2019 © Universidad de Guadalajara. All Rights Reserved. In order to explore the relationship between the dissemination of articles through social channels and the metrics of academic impact, digital methods were used to analyze a sample of 29 808 articles from PLoS ONE and 10 718 articles from Scientific Reports. The quantitative research found that there is a very weak correlation between the impact of an article on digital social channels and the number of citations, and that social impact indicators better predict the number of times the article is read than the citation volume.