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Research Article

Scientists Popularizing Science: Characteristics and Impact of TED Talk Presenters

  • Cassidy R. Sugimoto mail,

    sugimoto@indiana.edu

    Affiliation: School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Mike Thelwall,

    Affiliation: School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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  • Vincent Larivière,

    Affiliations: École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies (OST), Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et la Technologie (CIRST), Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada

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  • Andrew Tsou,

    Affiliation: School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Philippe Mongeon,

    Affiliation: École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

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  • Benoit Macaluso

    Affiliations: École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies (OST), Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et la Technologie (CIRST), Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada

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  • Published: April 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062403

About the Authors

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Andrew Tsou
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
Mike Thelwall
School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Vincent Larivière, Philippe Mongeon, Benoit Macaluso
École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Vincent Larivière, Benoit Macaluso
Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies (OST), Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et la Technologie (CIRST), Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: sugimoto@indiana.edu

Competing Interests

Co-author Vincent Lariviere currently serves as an editor for PLOS ONE. However, this does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies, particularly those on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CRS MT VL. Performed the experiments: CRS MT VL AT PM BM. Analyzed the data: CRS MT VL AT PM BM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MT VL. Wrote the paper: CRS MT VL AT PM.