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Two Cambridge papers in the top 21 most talked about articles of 2013

An analysis of the on-line impact of academic articles from 2013 by the foremost company in the field of article level metrics, Altmetric, indicates that Cambridge was the only UK university with two articles in the top 100 most talked about papers of the year. Furthermore, the two papers in question were authored by researchers from the Psychometrics Centre, part of the Department of Psychology.

In the Altmetric league table of the most discussed academic papers of 2013, the articles came in 9th and 21st place. The two papers that have spent so much time in the on-line spotlight are:

Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Graepel, T. (2013) Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (15) 5733-5734; doi:10.1073/iti1513110 (9th place)

Schwartz, J., Kem, M., Dziurzynski, L., Ramones, S., Agrawal, M., Shah, A., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Seligman, M. & Ungar, L. (2013) Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach. PLOS One, September 25 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073791 (21st place)

Visit the Psychometrics Centre website to read more about this story, and what it means in terms of research impact. 

The list of the 100 articles that received most on-line attention during 2013 can be found here.

Posted on 07/01/2014

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