Academic social networking: From individual acts to institutional, disciplinary, national, and social phenomena

Yin Zhang, Weiwei Yan, Sanghee Oh, Jongwook Lee, Keiko Kurata, Mamiko Matsubayashi

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Academic social networking sites (ASNSs) are widely being adopted by individual academics. There has been an increasing research interest in this new phenomenon. This panel brings a group of researchers to share and discuss their recent research to address the research gaps in the following areas: (1) the institutional and disciplinary user structures and their behavior characteristics in ASNSs; and (2) how academics from non-English speaking countries use ASNSs and how the use may differ from their counterparts in U.S. Collectively, various studies presented in the panel will help achieve a better understanding of scholarly use of ASNSs in a broader scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-593
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • Academic social networking
  • ResearchGate
  • scholarly communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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