Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.


Twitter changed science — what happens now it’s in turmoil?

Twitter logo displayed on a phone screen is seen through the broken glass

Credit: NurPhoto/Getty

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type



Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Nature 613, 19-21 (2023)



  1. Mongeon, P., Bowman, T. D. & Costas, R. Preprint at arXiv (2022).

  2. Costas, R. et al. Quant. Sci. Stud. 1, 771–791 (2020).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Fang, Z., Costas, R., Tian, W., Wang, X. & Wouters, P. Scientometrics 124, 2519–2549 (2020).

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  4. Waltman, L. et al. Scholarly Communication in Times of Crisis: The Response of the Scholarly Communication System to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Research on Research Institute, 2021).

    Google Scholar 

  5. Fang, Z., Costas, R., Tian, W., Wang, X. & Wouters, P. J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol. 72, 918–932 (2021).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Vosoughi, S., Roy, D. & Aral, S. Science 359, 1146–1151 (2018).

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  7. Ribeiro, M. H., Calais, P. H., Santos, Y. A., Almeida, V. A. F. & Meira, W. Jr Proc. Int. AAAI Conf. Web Soc. Media 12, 676–679 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references


Latest on:

Nature Careers


Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing


Quick links