Modified Kardashian Index: A Measure of Discrepant Social Media Profile for Scientists

2 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2015  

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Date Written: March 30, 2015

Abstract

This study propose a “Modified Kardashian index” (MK-index), a measure of discrepancy between a scientist’s publication record and social media based on the Hall (2014) K-index. A direct comparison of numbers of citations on Google Scholar and Twitter followers, are used to measure the MK-Index.

Keywords: Kardashian index, H-index, Publication marketing, Improve citations, Maximized research visibility, Increase research impact

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Suggested Citation

Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Modified Kardashian Index: A Measure of Discrepant Social Media Profile for Scientists (March 30, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2588206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2588206

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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