Social Media and Information Behavior: A Citation Analysis of Current Research From 2008-2015
Library and Information Science
This article presents a survey study of social media and information behavior research published from 2008 to 2015 by way of bibliometric principles. Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar were used in order to determine the publication rate, established researchers, impact, productivity, and thematic areas of selected papers. The results show a dearth of published works and a low level of established authors; however, the results also indicate high rates of impact, especially in relation to information seeking and information sharing studies. Overall, this study serves as a springboard for new scholarly inquiries in order to further develop research in the field.
Mastley, Carrie P., "Social Media and Information Behavior: A Citation Analysis of Current Research From 2008-2015" (2017). Student Publications. 42.