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The Evolution of the Journal Club: From Osler to Twitter

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Kidney Diseases, June 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 3,205)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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4 blogs
twitter
422 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages

Citations

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17 Dimensions

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Title
The Evolution of the Journal Club: From Osler to Twitter
Published in
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, June 2017
DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.12.012
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Authors

Joel M. Topf, Matthew A. Sparks, Paul J. Phelan, Nikhil Shah, Edgar V. Lerma, Matthew P.M. Graham-Brown, Hector Madariaga, Francesco Iannuzzella, Michelle N. Rheault, Thomas Oates, Kenar D. Jhaveri, Swapnil Hiremath

Abstract

Journal clubs have typically been held within the walls of academic institutions and in medicine have served the dual purpose of fostering critical appraisal of literature and disseminating new findings. In the last decade and especially the last few years, online and virtual journal clubs have been started and are flourishing, especially those harnessing the advantages of social media tools and customs. This article reviews the history and recent innovations of journal clubs. In addition, the authors describe their experience developing and implementing NephJC, an online nephrology journal club conducted on Twitter.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 51 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 17%
Researcher 9 17%
Other 7 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 17 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 60%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Unspecified 3 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Other 9 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 274. 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 04 November 2018.
All research outputs
#36,949
of 12,247,662 outputs
Outputs from American Journal of Kidney Diseases
#12
of 3,205 outputs
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#2,213
of 260,120 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Kidney Diseases
#1
of 90 outputs
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