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Lauren A Maggio, Chelsea L Ratcliff, Melinda Krakow, Laura L Moorhead, Asura Enkhbayar, Juan Pablo Alperin
OBJECTIVE: To characterise how online media coverage of journal articles on cancer funded by the US government varies by cancer type and stage of the cancer control continuum and to compare the disease prevalence rates with the amount of funded research published for each cancer type and with the amount of media attention each receives. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: The United States. PARTICIPANTS: The subject of analysis was 11 436 journal articles on cancer funded by the US government published in 2016...
February 19, 2019: BMJ Open
Mark Vrabel
The impact factor can undervalue the importance of smaller, specialized journals, and no single metric can serve as a perfect assessment of a journal's value or worth. This article provides a brief overview of various publication metrics, including the Scopus CiteScore, Eigenfactor®, and Altmetric attention score, using examples from the Oncology Nursing Forum. It also addresses the use of the Oncology Nursing Forum as a resource for research and answering clinical questions.
March 1, 2019: Oncology Nursing Forum
Teresa M Chan, Damon Kuehl
Academic scholarship is something that we have always sought to quantify. Journal impact factor, CiteScore, h-index, hi-10, and the alternative metrics (Altmetrics) are terms that are familiar to seasoned academics. Junior scholars are often advise to use bibliometric and publication metrics to decide where to send their work. Whether we are talking about journal level, article level, or person level metrics, these are all human constructs that have arisen as ways to quantify the reach and impact of our academic work...
January 31, 2019: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Philip J Landrigan, Joseph M Braun, Ellen F Crain, Joel Forman, Maida Galvez, Benjamin A Gitterman, Gali Halevi, Catherine Karr, Jennifer Kathleen Mall, Jerome A Paulson, Alan D Woolf, Bruce P Lanphear, Robert O Wright
BACKGROUND: Environmental exposures contribute to multiple diseases in children. Yet few pediatricians have training in Pediatric Environmental Health (PEH) and few academic health centers have PEH expertise. To build national capacity in PEH, the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) launched a professional development program that since 2002 has encouraged the establishment of post-residency/post-doctoral training programs, supported a Special Interest Group, and convened an annual mentored retreat for PEH trainees...
January 9, 2019: Academic Pediatrics
É Ferrand, V Larivière, D Lebel, J-F Bussières
There are several indicators to evaluate the impact of the scientific publication in pharmacy. Given their number, complexity, heterogeneity, strengths and weaknesses, we believe that pharmacists are not sufficiently familiar with these indicators. The main objective is to present an inventory of available indicator to measure the research impact. PubMed, GoogleScholar and Google were interviewed in October 2017 from the following terms: bibliométrique/bibliometrics, facteur d'impact/impact factor, impact de citations/citation impact, revue/journal, chercheur/researcher, article, indicateur/indicator, score...
January 2019: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
David B T Robinson, Luke Hopkins, Chris Brown, Tarig Abdelrahman, Arfon G Powell, Richard J Egan, Wyn G Lewis
BACKGROUND: The Hirsch index, often used to assess research impact, suffers from questionable validity within the context of General Surgery, and consequently adapted bibliometrics and altmetrics have emerged, including the r-index, m-index, g-index and i10-index. This study aimed to assess the relative value of these novel bibliometrics in a single UK Deanery General Surgical Consultant cohort. METHOD: Five indices (h, r, m, g and i10) and altmetric scores (AS) were calculated for 151 general surgical consultants in a UK Deanery...
December 18, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
René Lezama-Nicolás, Marisela Rodríguez-Salvador, Rosa Río-Belver, Iñaki Bildosola
While novel technologies have tremendous competitive potential, they also involve certain risks. Maturity assessment analyzes how well a technological development can fulfill an expected task. The technology readiness level (TRL) has been considered to be one of the most promising approaches for addressing technological maturity. Nonetheless, its assessment requires opinions of the experts, which is costly and implies the risk of personal bias. To fill this gap, this paper presents a Bibliometric Method for Assessing Technological Maturity (BIMATEM)...
2018: Scientometrics
Hye Jeong Kim, Dae Young Yoon, Eun Soo Kim, Eun Joo Yun, Hong Jun Jeon, Jong Young Lee, Byung-Moon Cho
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alternative metrics (altmetrics), based on mentions in online media, is a new tool that can help to identify the most influential articles to diverse public audiences. This article aimed to determine the 100 most mentioned articles in the field of neurointervention and to analyze their characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected the 808 journals that were considered journals potentially publishing articles on neurointervention. We also selected articles using keywords...
December 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Latefa Ali Dardas, Amanda Woodward, Jewel Scott, Hanzhang Xu, Faleh A Sawair
AIMS: The objectives of this study were to (1) identify nursing journal articles that provoked the most online activity and discussion and (2) assess the association between these articles' altmetric scores and publication characteristics, citation counts; and publishing journals metrics. BACKGROUND: Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, have recently emerged as a complementary way of measuring the societal impact of research by assessing the public engagement with research output...
December 3, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Charlie M Wray, Andrew D Auerbach, Vineet M Arora
BACKGROUND: Twitter-based journal clubs are intended to connect clinicians, educators, and researchers to discuss recent research and aid in dissemination of results. The Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) began producing a Twitter-based journal club, #JHMChat, in 2015. OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation and assess the impact of a journal-sponsored, Twitter-based journal club on Twitter and journal metrics. INTERVENTION: Each #JHMChat focused on a recently published JHM article, was moderated by a social media editor, and included one study author or guest...
November 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Ravi B Patel, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Deepak L Bhatt, Robert O Bonow
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November 21, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
C Wayant, M Vassar
Background: Progression-free survival is an increasingly popular surrogate endpoint for overall survival. The strength of correlation between the two endpoints varies, raising questions about the correlation between results of interim analyses that report mature progression-free survival data with the subsequent final publication that report overall survival. Methods: We searched PubMed from 2005 to 2015 for randomized controlled trials that measured both progression-free survival and overall survival...
October 11, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Craig S Jabaley, Robert F Groff, Michael J Stentz, Vanessa Moll, Grant C Lynde, James M Blum, Vikas N O'Reilly-Shah
PURPOSE: We sought to delineate highly visible publications related to sepsis. Within these subsets, elements of altmetrics performance, including mentions on Twitter, and the correlation between altmetrics and conventional citation counts were ascertained. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three subsets of sepsis publications from 2012 to 2017 were synthesized by the overall attention score, number of mentions by unique Twitter users, and conventional citation counts...
September 30, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Simon Huang, Lynsey J Martin, Calvin H Yeh, Alvin Chin, Heather Murray, William B Sanderson, Rohit Mohindra, Teresa M Chan, Brent Thoma
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Infographics are graphical illustrations of complex ideas that are broadly shared on social media platforms. What did this study ask? What is the effect of a social media strategy using infographics on the readership and dissemination of research articles? What did this study find? Infographic articles were associated with increased Altmetric scores and abstract views, but not full-text views. Why does this study matter to clinicians? The promotion of articles with infographics may increase awareness and dissemination of research findings among clinicians...
November 2018: CJEM
Solomon Hayon, Hemantkumar Tripathi, Ian M Stormont, Meagan M Dunne, Michael J Naslund, M Minhaj Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the relationship between the number of Twitter mentions and the number of academic citations a urology publication receives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 213 papers from 7 prominent urology journals were examined 37 months after publication. Articles were evaluated with 2 citation based "bibliometrics" (Scopus, Google Scholar) and Twitter mentions were tracked using the Altmetric Bookmarklet. The number of citations and Twitter mentions were compared using one way ANOVA and bivariate fit analysis...
September 29, 2018: Urology
Robin Haunschild, Lutz Bornmann
Thelwall (J Informetr 11(1):128-151, 2017a. 10.1016/j.joi.2016.12.002; Web indicators for research evaluation: a practical guide. Morgan and Claypool, London, 2017b) proposed a new family of field- and time-normalized indicators, which is intended for sparse data. These indicators are based on units of analysis (e.g., institutions) rather than on the paper level. They compare the proportion of mentioned papers (e.g., on Twitter) of a unit with the proportion of mentioned papers in the corresponding fields and publication years...
2018: Scientometrics
Henk F Moed
The starting point of this paper is a desktop research assessment model that does not take properly into account the complexities of research assessment, but rather bases itself on a series of highly simplifying, questionable assumptions related to the availability, validity and evaluative significance of research performance indicators, and to funding policy criteria. The paper presents a critique of this model, and proposes alternative assessment approaches, based on an explicit evaluative framework, focusing on preconditions to performance or communication effectiveness rather than on performance itself, combining metrics and expert knowledge and using metrics primarily to set minimum standards...
September 1, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Joy Z Zhou, Benjamin T Lemelman, Nicolae Done, Macey L Henderson, Alexandra Macmillan, David H Song, Amir H Dorafshar
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to quantify the relationship between social media use and the dissemination of research across nontraditional channels. METHODS: Between June and August of 2016, the authors identified 10 plastic surgery journals with the highest impact factor and their 10 most widely circulated articles. Article age; journal impact factor; "distinguished" article designation; and social media metadata of the first authors, last authors, and journals were incorporated into a multivariate regression model to predict the Altmetric Attention Score, a quantitative measure of popularity across Web-based media platforms...
August 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Y Mei, F Hua, H He
Objective: To evaluate and analyze the social impact of orthodontic articles published by Chinese authors in international journals during the past five years, using an altmetric tool; and to explore the practical value of altmetrics measures in the evaluation of dental research. Methods: PubMed was searched via the Altmetric Explorer platform to identify orthodontic research articles that were published during 2012-2016, with at least one affiliation from China. Commentaries, news reports and editorials were excluded...
July 9, 2018: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
Pei-Ying Chen, Erica Hayes, Vincent Larivière, Cassidy R Sugimoto
Altmetric indicators are increasingly present in the research landscape. Among this ecosystem of heterogeneous indicators, social reference managers have been proposed as indicators of broader use of scholarly work. However, little work has been done to understand the data underlying this indicator. The present work uses a large-scale survey to study the users of two prominent social reference managers-Mendeley and Zotero. The survey examines demographic characteristics, usage of the platforms, as well as attitudes towards key issues in scholarly communication, such as open access, peer review, privacy, and the reward system of science...
2018: PloS One
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