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Social media use among young rheumatologists and basic scientists: results of an international survey by the Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET)

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, October 2016
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Title
Social media use among young rheumatologists and basic scientists: results of an international survey by the Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET)
Published in
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, October 2016
DOI 10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209718
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Authors

Nikiphorou, Elena, Studenic, Paul, Ammitzbøll, Christian Gytz, Canavan, Mary, Jani, Meghna, Ospelt, Caroline, Berenbaum, Francis, , , Elena Nikiphorou, Paul Studenic, Christian Gytz Ammitzbøll, Mary Canavan, Meghna Jani, Caroline Ospelt, Francis Berenbaum

Abstract

To explore perceptions, barriers and patterns of social media (SM) use among rheumatology fellows and basic scientists. An online survey was disseminated via Twitter, Facebook and by email to members of the Emerging European League Against Rheumatism Network. Questions focused on general demographics, frequency and types of SM use, reasons and barriers to SM use. Of 233 respondents (47 countries), 72% were aged 30-39 years, 66% female. 83% were active users of at least one SM platform and 71% were using SM professionally. The majority used SM for communicating with friends/colleagues (79%), news updates (76%), entertainment (69%), clinical (50%) and research (48%) updates. Facebook was the dominant platform used (91%). SM was reported to be used for information (81%); for expanding professional networks (76%); new resources (59%); learning new skills (47%) and establishing a professional online presence (46%). 30% of non-SM users justified not using SM due to lack of knowledge. There was a substantial use of SM by rheumatologists and basic scientists for social and professional reasons. The survey highlights a need for providing learning resources and increasing awareness of the use of SM. This could enhance communication, participation and collaborative work, enabling its more widespread use in a professional manner.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 33%
Researcher 4 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 20%
Student > Bachelor 2 13%
Unspecified 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 53%
Unspecified 2 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Other 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 June 2017.
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#263,117
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Outputs from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
#93
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#12,211
of 257,129 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
#4
of 59 outputs
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