Chapter 7

Final Remarks


This last section describes the most important conclusions obtained from the quantitative results, presenting a general picture on the current panorama of academic social networking sites and their importance for the scholarly communication. The value of the contents to enhance the social networking, the different roles of their users, the dichotomy between public and private interests and the growing importance of the metrics are some of the points that resume the present situation on the academic social sites. This chapter finishes with a discussion of the impact of these web networks in the scholarly communication and the role of the scientists in the information era.


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