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The academic tweet: Twitter as a tool to advance academic surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Surgical Research, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 5,118)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
twitter
353 tweeters
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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41 Dimensions

Readers on

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77 Mendeley
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Title
The academic tweet: Twitter as a tool to advance academic surgery
Published in
Journal of Surgical Research, June 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.jss.2018.03.049
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heather J. Logghe, Luke V. Selby, Marissa A. Boeck, Nikki L. Stamp, Jason Chuen, Christian Jones

Abstract

Social media, Twitter in particular, has emerged as an essential tool for surgeons. In the realm of academic surgery, it enables surgeons to advance the core values of academic surgery, as outlined by the Association for Academic Surgery: inclusion, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and mentorship. This article details the ways in which surgeons are using Twitter to embody these values and how the Twitter account for the Association of Academic Surgeons accomplishes its goal of inspiring and developing young academic surgeons.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Other 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Other 21 27%
Unknown 15 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 34%
Social Sciences 8 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 5%
Computer Science 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 22 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 234. 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 25 May 2022.
All research outputs
#116,797
of 21,415,362 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Surgical Research
#8
of 5,118 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,272
of 297,934 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Surgical Research
#1
of 40 outputs
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