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Globalization of Continuing Professional Development by Journal Clubs via Microblogging: A Systematic Review

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Internet Research, April 2015
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3 blogs
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1 policy source
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201 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

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Title
Globalization of Continuing Professional Development by Journal Clubs via Microblogging: A Systematic Review
Published in
Journal of Medical Internet Research, April 2015
DOI 10.2196/jmir.4194
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Authors

Matthew John Roberts, Marlon Perera, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Diana Romanic, Nathan Papa, Damien Bolton

Abstract

Journal clubs are an essential tool in promoting clinical evidence-based medical education to all medical and allied health professionals. Twitter represents a public, microblogging forum that can facilitate traditional journal club requirements, while also reaching a global audience, and participation for discussion with study authors and colleagues. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the current state of social media-facilitated journal clubs, specifically Twitter, as an example of continuing professional development. A systematic review of literature databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, ERIC via ProQuest) was performed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. A systematic search of Twitter, the followers of identified journal clubs, and Symplur was also performed. Demographic and monthly tweet data were extracted from Twitter and Symplur. All manuscripts related to Twitter-based journal clubs were included. Statistical analyses were performed in MS Excel and STATA. From a total of 469 citations, 11 manuscripts were included and referred to five Twitter-based journal clubs (#ALiEMJC, #BlueJC, #ebnjc, #urojc, #meded). A Twitter-based journal club search yielded 34 potential hashtags/accounts, of which 24 were included in the final analysis. The median duration of activity was 11.75 (interquartile range [IQR] 19.9, SD 10.9) months, with 7 now inactive. The median number of followers and participants was 374 (IQR 574) and 157 (IQR 272), respectively. An overall increasing establishment of active Twitter-based journal clubs was observed, resulting in an exponential increase in total cumulative tweets (R(2)=.98), and tweets per month (R(2)=.72). Cumulative tweets for specific journal clubs increased linearly, with @ADC_JC, @EBNursingBMJ, @igsjc, @iurojc, and @NephJC, and showing greatest rate of change, as well as total impressions per month since establishment. An average of two tweets per month was estimated for the majority of participants, while the "Top 10" tweeters for @iurojc showed a significantly lower contribution to overall tweets for each month (P<.005). A linearly increasing impression:tweet ratio was observed for the top five journal clubs. Twitter-based journal clubs are free, time-efficient, and publicly accessible means to facilitate international discussions regarding clinically important evidence-based research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Australia 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 115 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 12%
Other 14 11%
Student > Master 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Other 45 37%
Unknown 11 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 11%
Social Sciences 13 11%
Computer Science 6 5%
Psychology 5 4%
Other 11 9%
Unknown 19 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 142. 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 31 March 2020.
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#161,458
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Outputs from Journal of Medical Internet Research
#92
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#2,466
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Internet Research
#3
of 108 outputs
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