New research line on COVID-19 and scientific communication

In the last weeks, as a response to the coronavirus outbreak and the spread of scientific misinformation, we have started to work on understanding better how scientific communication is being transformed by the pandemic and tensions arising between scientists and the public. So far, we published a preprint which was referenced in Science Magazine. Now we have also received some funding from TU Delft and we are participating with the CWTS COVID-19 Research Programme.

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Science covers our work on COVID-19

Update 29/05/2020: a printed version of the Science story is now out

A couple of weeks ago we uploaded along with Daniel Torres-Salinas and Pedro A. Castillo-Valdivieso, from the University of Granada a preprint in which we modeled the publication growth and social media attention to COVID-19 papers to make predictions. A specific aspects we considered was the distinction between OA and non-OA publications. This is a work in progress and we hope to deliver some more solid results in the future.

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