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- Received January 31, 2020
- Revision received February 28, 2020
- Accepted March 2, 2020
- Published online May 4, 2020.
- Andrew D. Choi, MDa,∗ (, )@AChoiHeart,
- Jeffrey B. Geske, MDb@JeffreyGeske,
- Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MDc,
- Purvi Parwani, MBBSd,
- Dee Dee Wang, MDe,
- David E. Winchester, MD, MSf,
- Partho P. Sengupta, MDg,
- William A. Zoghbi, MDh,
- Leslee J. Shaw, PhDi,
- Y.S. Chandrashekhar, MDj and
- Ron Blankstein, MDk@RonBlankstein
- aDivision of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- bDepartment of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
- cDepartment of Cardiology and Department of Thoracic Imaging, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
- dDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
- eDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Center for Structural Heart Disease, Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, Michigan
- fCardiology Section, Malcom Randall VAMC, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
- gDivision of Cardiology, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia
- hHouston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas
- iDalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
- jUniversity of Minnesota and VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- kDepartment of Medicine (Cardiovascular Division) and Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Andrew D. Choi, The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 4-417, Washington, DC 20037.
• Understanding the relationship of the impact in cardiovascular imaging papers requires the incorporation of Altmetrics, SoMe, and citation impact to assess for the early effects on readership.
• This review provides a framework to understand how these metrics enable knowledge dissemination through a discussion of the top topics across the field of cardiovascular imaging from 2017 to 2019.
• This novel framework of Altmetrics, SoMe, 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 2008, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging (iJACC) has served as an important publication for all contemporary aspects of cardiovascular imaging. Understanding the dissemination trends in cardiovascular imaging has traditionally been evaluated through citations that assess interest in the research community. Recently, social media, alternative metrics (Altmetrics), and other modern metrics have enabled a more broader understanding of the interests of clinical readership. Through the prism of Altmetrics, this review discusses the most impactful studies across the spectrum of cardiovascular imaging within and outside of iJACC during a 3-year period (2017 to 2019). The top 100 Altmetrics iJACC articles in this timeframe, included articles with the highest impact with the combination of high Altmetrics (median: 66; interquartile range [IQR]: 56 to 108), high citations (median: 26; IQR: 17 to 34), and high downloads (median: 9,626; IQR: 5,770 to 11,435). This review 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.
- cardiac computed tomography
- cardiac magnetic resonance
- interventional cardiology
- medical publishing
- nuclear cardiology
- social media
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. Drs. Choi and Geske have served as social media editors for JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Choi has served as the social media editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Lopez-Mattei has served as social media editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; and has served as social media editor and CME Director for JACC: CardioOncology. Dr. Parwani has served as social media editor for Journal for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; and has served as social media consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Wang is a consultant for Edwards Lifesciences, Boston Scientific, and Materialise. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
The authors attest they are in compliance with human studies committees and animal welfare regulations of the authors' institutions and Food and Drug Administration guidelines, including patient consent where appropriate. For more information, visit the JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging author instructions page.
- Received January 31, 2020.
- Revision received February 28, 2020.
- Accepted March 2, 2020.
- 2020 American College of Cardiology Foundation
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