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The top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2018

This article is part 1 of a series reviewing selected papers from Altmetric’s list of the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2018.

As we’ve done in previous years, we once again take an end-of-year look at the open access papers related to knowledge management from Altmetric’s list of the top 100 most-mentioned scholarly articles published through the year.

Altmetric has published the top 100 list since 2013, and in November published a blog post revealing key insights from the five years of top 100 lists between 2013 and 2017. These insights include:

  • Most of the research in the Top 100 lists to date has been authored by researchers from institutions in the US and UK. While Altmetric advises that this is partly due to the availability of data and the high volume of mentions from western social media sources, I suggest that this bias is largely associated with the global knowledge imbalance that I’ve discussed in a previous RealKM Magazine article.
  • Altmetric expected that the number of titles published open access would increase steadily over time, reflecting the increasing shift to open access. However, there’s been no significant increase, with around 30 – 40 open access articles featuring in each year’s list. This is very disappointing, and highlights a need for more action in support of open access by authors, publishers, and research funders.

In 2018, Altmetric tracked over 25 million mentions of 2.8 million research outputs to prepare the top 100 list. The open access papers related to knowledge management from the 2018 list are:

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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes (www.bruceboyes.info) is a knowledge management (KM), environmental management, and education professional with over 30 years of experience in Australia and China. His work has received high-level acclaim and been recognised through a number of significant awards. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group at Wageningen University and Research, and holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction. He is also the editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (www.realkm.com), and teaches in the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) Certified High-school Program (CHP).

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