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- Andrew D. Choi, MD1,∗ (, )
- Jeffrey B. Geske, MD2,
- Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MD3,
- Purvi Parwani, MBBS4,
- Dee Dee Wang, MD5,
- David E. Winchester, MD, MS6,
- Partho P. Sengupta, MD7,
- William A. Zoghbi, MD8,
- Leslee J. Shaw, PhD9,
- Y.S. Chandrashekhar, MD10 and
- Ron Blankstein, MD11
- 1Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- 2Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- 3Department of Cardiology and Department of Thoracic Imaging, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- 4Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
- 5Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Center for Structural Heart Disease, Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, MI
- 6Cardiology Section, Malcom Randall VAMC, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
- 7Division of Cardiology, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV
- 8Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX
- 9Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
- 10University of Minnesota and VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
- 11Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Division) and Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- ↵∗Corresponding author: Andrew D. Choi, MD, FACC The George Washington University School of Medicine 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 4-417 Washington, DC 20037.
• To understand the relationship of impact in cardiovascular imaging papers requires the incorporation of Altmetrics, social media and citation impact to assess for early impact on the readership.
• This article provides a framework to understand how these metrics enable knowledge dissemination through a review of the top topics across the field of cardiovascular imaging from 2017-2019.
• This novel framework of Altmetrics, social media and citations may allow the cardiovascular community to further tap into the unreached potential of SoMe to accelerate the translation of future research to global audiences.
Since its inception in 2007, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging (iJACC) has served as the top publication for all contemporary aspects of cardiovascular imaging. Understanding the dissemination trends in cardiovascular imaging has traditionally been assessed through citations which assesses impact in the research community. Recently, social media, alternative metrics (“Altmetrics”) and other modern metrics have enabled better understanding of the interests of the clinical readership. Through a prism of Altmetrics, this article discusses the most impactful studies across the spectrum of cardiovascular imaging within and outside of iJACC over a 3-year period (2017 – 2019). Among the top 100 Altmetrics iJACC articles in this timeframe, this includes articles of highest impact with the combination of high Altmetrics (Median 66; IQR 56-108), high citation (median 26; IQR 17-34) and high downloads (median 9,626; IQR 5,770-11,435). The paper thus aims to provide a framework to understand how to incorporate these metrics for a modern approach to dissemination of knowledge in the field of cardiovascular imaging.
- Social media
- nuclear cardiology
- cardiac magnetic resonance
- cardiac computed tomography
- interventional cardiology
- medical publishing
Twitter: @AChoiHeart, @JeffreyGeske, @RonBlankstein.
Disclosures: Drs. Choi and Geske serve as social media editors for JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Choi is social media editor for Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Lopez-Mattei serves as social media editor for Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and social media editor and CME Director for JACC: CardioOncology. Dr. Parwani serves as social media editor for Journal for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and social media consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Wang is a consultant for Edwards LifeSciences, Boston Scientific and Materialise.
Funding: Dr. Choi was supported by a grant from the GW Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC for this paper. Dr. Winchester is supported by Career Development Award #13-023 from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Program. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government.
- Received January 31, 2020.
- Revision received February 28, 2020.
- Accepted March 2, 2020.
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