Flickr papers

To understand how Flickr is currently being use in scientific research we investigated the discipline and scope of articles with the keyword flickr in the PLoS journals.

plos <- rplos::searchplos(q='flickr', 
                          fl=c('id','publication_date','subject', 'subject_level_1'),
                          limit = 200)$data %>% 
  
  mutate(keywords = map_chr(subject, get_kw),
         subjects = subject_level_1)

There are a total of 200 papers with the keyword flickr in the PLoS journals.

Subject frequency

To understand which disciplines of science are using Flickr we calculated the frequency of papers in each research field:

plos %>% 
  pull(subjects) %>% 
  paste(collapse = ",") %>% 
  str_split(",") %>% 
  table %>% 
  as_tibble()
## # A tibble: 11 x 2
##    .                                      n
##    <chr>                              <int>
##  1 Biology and life sciences            123
##  2 Computer and information sciences     74
##  3 Earth sciences                        32
##  4 Ecology and environmental sciences    31
##  5 Engineering and technology            32
##  6 Medicine and health sciences         110
##  7 People and places                     49
##  8 Physical sciences                     45
##  9 Research and analysis methods         94
## 10 Science policy                        36
## 11 Social sciences                      123

Keyword Wordcloud

To understand what topics are covered by Flickr researches we found the frequency of other keywords attributed to Flickr papers:

kws <- plos %>% pull(keywords) %>% paste(collapse = ",") %>% str_split(",") %>% table %>% as.data.frame



wordcloud(words = kws$., freq = kws$Freq, min.freq = 1,
          max.words=200, random.order=FALSE, rot.per=0.35, 
          colors=brewer.pal(8, "Dark2"))