What’s in a Library?

After not using a reference manager at first (2014–2016) and later being very frustrated with Mendeley after a couple of years, I started using Zotero in 2018. I am extremely happy with the software and its features – it just works very well for everything I do. The browser plugin to import the full citation … Continue reading What’s in a Library?

Journal Metrics

Update: https://twitter.com/MoritzBuchi/status/1419702949878587398 The journal impact factor is defined as all citations made in the past year from scholarly publications (journals, proceedings, and books) to a journal's publications from the two years prior divided by the total number of publications (articles and reviews, i.e., citable items) published in the journal in those two prior years. So … Continue reading Journal Metrics

AI for Civil Society Participation in Policy-Making: A Digital Inequality Perspective

Update: Workshop proceedings published This post is an adaptation of an invited presentation given at the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Civil Society Participation in Policy-Making Processes in December 2020, hosted by the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva. Under what conditions can artificial intelligence support the participation of civil society in policy-making? AI is … Continue reading AI for Civil Society Participation in Policy-Making: A Digital Inequality Perspective

Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction

Update: Article published New preprint posted with Tiziano Gerosa and Marco Gui: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/up9xm In adolescents' everyday lives, critical moments for social and physiological well-being include sleep, school, time with friends, meals,… -- smartphones are often constant companions. Is that "problematic"? Instead of imposing an addiction frame, the new pervasiveness scale (Smartphone Pervasiveness Scale for adolescents … Continue reading Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction

Journals for Open Media and Communication Research

If you’re looking for a journal that supports open science in communication and media research through open access, registered reports etc., we started a list. View and comment on the latest version here or download a static PDF here. Open media and communication research has many more aspects – see, for example, this summary by … Continue reading Journals for Open Media and Communication Research

How the Participation Gap Biases Group Evaluation

It is misleading to use the top performing individuals to compare groups of unequal sizes. Say you wanted to know whether men or women are better at chess or which country has the best athletes; using the top performers as representatives for each group (gender or country) would bias the evaluation simply because of group … Continue reading How the Participation Gap Biases Group Evaluation