Twitter does not increase citations, a reanalysis of author data shows. Did the authors p-hack their data?
A paper linking tweets and citations comes under attack, but more from the authors’ inability to answer even basic questions about their paper and resistance to share their data.
A reanalysis of TrendMD experimental data reveal details on its effectiveness, novelty, and bias.
TrendMD may drive traffic, saves, and citations, according to a new study by the founders and employees of TrendMD. Deeper analysis of their results reveal overstated results and a lack of context. Should these papers be considered sound science just another form of marketing?
A brief review of studies linking social media and article-level performance.
Observational studies claiming an open access citation advantage just keep coming, despite problems in reproducibility and a lack of adequate controls. Are we in for a similar literature on the subject of the impact of social media on readership and citation?
A social media campaign may have little (if any) effect on article readership, a recent study reports.
A new study ties problems in abstracts to subsequent exaggerations in the media — but it’s not the big journals that are the major sources.
A study showing that randomized controlled trials don’t cite much of the preceding literature suggests there’s a problem, but it’s unclear exactly what the problem is.