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Social media, medicine and the modern journal club.

Overview of attention for article published in International Review of Psychiatry, April 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 490)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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2 blogs
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33 tweeters
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1 research highlight platform

Citations

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Title
Social media, medicine and the modern journal club.
Published in
International Review of Psychiatry, April 2015
DOI 10.3109/09540261.2014.998991
Pubmed ID
Authors

Topf, Joel M, Hiremath, Swapnil, Joel M. Topf, Swapnil Hiremath

Abstract

Medical media is changing along with the rest of the media landscape. One of the more interesting ways that medical media is evolving is the increased role of social media in medical media's creation, curation and distribution. Twitter, a microblogging site, has become a central hub for finding, vetting, and spreading this content among doctors. We have created a Twitter journal club for nephrology that primarily provides post-publication peer review of high impact nephrology articles, but additionally helps Twitter users build a network of engaged people with interests in academic nephrology. By following participants in the nephrology journal club, users are able to stock their personal learning network. In this essay we discuss the history of medical media, the role of Twitter in the current states of media and summarize our initial experience with a Twitter journal club.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 5%
Malaysia 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 36 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 20%
Other 8 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 56%
Social Sciences 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 10%
Unspecified 3 7%
Psychology 3 7%
Other 3 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. 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 23 June 2017.
All research outputs
#414,017
of 12,106,553 outputs
Outputs from International Review of Psychiatry
#20
of 490 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,108
of 219,818 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Review of Psychiatry
#1
of 8 outputs
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