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Yuvraj, The HRD minister,Genomicist Neil Hall sparked an online tempest this summer by proposing a “Kardashian Index” or K-index—a comparison of a scientist’s number of Twitter followers with their citations Scientists with a high score on the index named after the reality TV star Kim Kardashian one of the most popular celebrities on the social media platform should “get off Twitter” and write more papers suggested Hall who works at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom Though Hall says he meant his K-index lightheartedly his article in Genome Biology sparked a Twitter storm of criticism So just who are the Kardashians of science and is Hall’s criticism justified Hall tactfully declined to provide a K-index for anyone specific but Science was curious about the names and the numbers We have compiled a list of the 50 most followed scientists on the social media platform and their academic citation counts—and calculated their K-index by drawing on citation data from Google Scholar (A fuller explanation of how we compiled the list is below at the end of the full story) The top three science stars of Twitter: (Based on followers) See the full top 50 list Rather than identifying “Science Kardashians”—those who are as Hall put it “famous for being famous”—the top 50 list reveals that a majority of the science Twitter stars spend much if not all of their time on science communication For them Twitter popularity can amplify their efforts in public outreach A case in point is Neil deGrasse Tyson director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and host of the science TV show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey With more than 24 million followers and fewer than 200 citations the astrophysicist is undoubtedly the top-ranking celebrity scientist on Twitter—and has the highest K-index of anyone on the list Yet few would consider his Twitter fame unwarranted Although the index is named for a woman Science’s survey highlights the poor representation of female scientists on Twitter which Hall hinted at in his commentary Of the 50 most followed scientists only four are women Astronomer Pamela Gay of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville whose more than 17000 Twitter followers put her 33rd on the list says the result doesn’t surprise her because society still struggles to recognize women as leaders in science Female scientists are also more likely to face sexist attacks online that can discourage their participation she adds “At some point you just get fed up with all the ‘why you are ugly’ or ‘why you are hot’ comments” Twitter stardom need not exclude research achievements as our top 50 Twitter list shows Many have thousands of citations and seven of the people listed also appear on two recent citation-based rankings of influential scientists the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list and Scholarometer’s top 100 authors ranking Even so most high-performing scientists have not embraced Twitter Science sampled Twitter usage among 50 randomly chosen living scientists from the Scholarometer list Only a fifth of the scientists have an identifiable Twitter profile Even some who do dislike the medium Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois the highest ranking chemist on Scholarometer’s list considers Twitter a waste of precious time that he’d much prefer spending on reading and writing scientific papers “A lot of social media is … time spent aggrandizing one’s accomplishment” says Mirkin who registered on Twitter just to keep up with his son’s tennis scores The linguist Noam Chomsky the most famous living scientist by some measures has also repeatedly criticized social media for reducing serious public discourse to well 140 characters So why do the highly cited researchers who are also Twitter science stars make the time to engage in social media Geneticist Eric Topol of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego California (17th place; 44800 followers) who boasts more than 150000 citations says he once thought the social media platform was only for “silly stuff” like celebrity news Then he tried Twitter during a TEDMED conference in 2009 as a tool to gauge reactions to his talk Now he starts his workday browsing through his Twitter feed for news and noteworthy research in his field During the day he checks Twitter several times and spends another 10 to 20 minutes on an evening roundup “It actually may be the most valuable time [I spend] in terms of learning things that are going on in the world of science and medicine” says Topol who reciprocates by daily tweeting papers presentations and more to his followers Psychologist Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University (36th; 15500 followers) views Twitter as a natural extension of his other public outreach efforts which include hosting the PBS science documentary This Emotional Life For him Twitter is a virtual classroom connecting netizens worldwide who are interested in the psychology of happiness “It’s another teaching tool” he says Like Topol Jonathan Eisen of the University of California Davis (25th; 24900 followers) says he did not start out as a Twitter fan An enthusiast of open access and exchange Eisen participated in scientific discussion forums such as newsgroups even before the days of the World Wide Web But Twitter’s 140-character word limit initially seemed both “arbitrary and useless” to him he says It was for purely coincidental reasons—checking out details of a visit by famed cyclist Lance Armstrong to Davis California—that the microbiologist signed up for an account in 2008 But after 20 minutes of perusing news on the social media platform that day Eisen says he was hooked “In a minute I can skim through a hundred Twitter posts … It’s pretty amazing for getting a feel of what’s going on” says Eisen who now daily spends anywhere from 5 minutes to 8 hours on Twitter in addition to running a blog Yet Eisen also has close to 42000 citations under his belt Eisen says that consistently tweeting ongoing research at his lab has helped attract graduate students as well as two grants for science communication He suggests an active social media presence might even aid applications for research funding as it demonstrates a commitment to public outreach But the spontaneity of Twitter can backfire too Eisen for one has live-tweeted brusque criticism at academic conferences that came back to bite him “You can seem like a jerk an idiot or both” he says The temporal attention-grabbing nature of Twitter posts also makes them ill-suited for nuanced in-depth scientific discussions Gilbert says he prefers to tweet materials that appeal to a general audience rather than complex scientific papers Likewise Eisen reserves lengthy discussions for old-fashioned phone calls and uses Twitter to instead link to blog posts and other longer materials Still he and others credit Twitter as a crowdsourcing platform for new ideas and research Topol says he relies on the “army of Web crawlers” on Twitter to bring him the latest most noteworthy research in medical science His own tweets mostly about papers and presentations he finds interesting also form an archive that can be extracted with a little tech savvy The social media tool also functions as “another dimension of peer review” Topol says Instead of waiting for the old letters to the editor scientists can go to Twitter for rapid critique of their research “Authors who are not willing to get engaged on social media are missing out on a significant opportunity” he says The K-index gets it wrong by suggesting that science communication and research productivity are incompatible says Albert-László Barabási a network theorist at Northeastern University in Boston who studies social media Research on altmetrics—alternative metrics for measuring scientific impact—has found no link between social media metrics such as number of tweets and traditional impact metrics such as citations he says “We should really not mix the two … because they really probe different aspects of a scientist’s personality” For his part Hall says others have read too much into his satire which originated after seeing conference organizers factor Twitter follower numbers into speaker considerations “I don’t mean to criticize anyone for having a lot of Twitter followers” he says “My criticism is only of using it as a metric on research scientists” It might be premature in any case for the scientific community to worry about “Science Kardashians” when it faces a more pressing challenge of staying relevant in public discussions Even Tyson’s Twitter popularity is dwarfed by that of the real Kim Kardashian who boasts 10 times as many followers *SURVEY METHODS The list of most followed scientists compiled here is far from scientific To identify Twitter science stars we began with celebrity scientists such as Tyson and checked out which scientists they followed We also referenced online lists of scientists to follow on Twitter such as this one by The Huffington Post If we’ve missed someone who belongs on the top 50 list do let us know in the comment section Follower number is of course a very crude proxy of influence on Twitter but it’s the most accessible metric for the purpose of this story The question of who counts as a scientist is itself a matter of debate As a general guideline we included only those who have completed a PhD degree and published at least one peer-reviewed paper in a peer-reviewed journal As an exception to this rule we excluded professional journalists who fit the above criteria We recorded the number of Twitter followers for our list on 15 September To tally the number of citations for each scientist we over the past month looked up their Google Scholar profiles or for those without a profile used estimates produced by the Publish or Perish software developed by business professor Anne-Wil Harzing of ESCP Europe Due to limitations of both methods the citation numbers are only rough estimates For example there’s no easy way to distinguish physicist Brian Cox of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom from physiologist Brian Cox of the University of Toronto in Canada in calculating the former’s citation count Seven on our top 50 list appear on either the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list (*) or the Scholarometer’s top 100 authors (+) ranking and each is noted with a symbol The Kardashian Index is calculated as follows: In his commentary using data gathered on 40 scientists Hall derived a formula for calculating the number of Twitter followers a scientist should have given one’s citation count The K-index is the ratio of the scientist’s actual follower number to the follower number “warranted” by the citation count An Excel document with all the data collected is here The top 50 science stars of Twitter Read the full story on this list Correction 17 September 12:22 pm: Some affiliations and areas of expertise have been correctedWritten by Amrita Chaudhry | 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