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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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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...
October 5, 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
J Kolahi, S Khazaei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2018: British Dental Journal
Jinhui Li, Mojisola Erdt, Luxi Chen, Yuanyuan Cao, Shan-Qi Lee, Yin-Leng Theng
BACKGROUND: Recently, many studies have been conducted to investigate the effects of exergames on the social well-being of older adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to synthesize existing studies and provide an overall picture on the social effects of exergames on older adults. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search with inclusive criteria was conducted in major social science bibliographic databases. The characteristics of exergames, participants, methodology, as well as outcome measurements were extracted from the relevant studies included in the review...
June 28, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Lauren A Maggio, Todd C Leroux, Holly S Meyer, Anthony R Artino
INTRODUCTION: Researchers, funders, and institutions are interested in understanding and quantifying research dissemination and impact, particularly related to communicating with the public. Traditionally, citations have been a primary impact measure; however, citations can be slow to accrue and focus on academic use. Recently altmetrics, which track alternate dissemination forms (e. g., social media), have been suggested as a complement to citation-based metrics. This study examines the relationship between altmetrics and traditional measures: journal article citations and access counts...
August 2018: Perspectives on Medical Education
Caroline MacCallum, Anita Skandarajah, Peter Gibbs, Ian Hayes
Importance: Clinical colorectal cancer registries (CCCRs) are potentially powerful tools in colorectal cancer research. They are resource intensive, but to our knowledge, no formal review of their value exists. While quality control, clinical audit, and benchmarking are important factors in assessing the value of maintaining CCCRs, they are difficult to quantify. This study focuses on registry research output as a measure of value; the study hypothesizes that CCCRs do not produce sufficient published research output of clinical significance to justify the resources required to maintain them...
September 1, 2018: JAMA Surgery
Priya M Mathews, Kristina Lindsley, Anthony J Aldave, Esen K Akpek
PURPOSE: The purpose of this focused review was to explore the etiologies of corneal blindness worldwide and compare them with the indications and type of keratoplasties (eg, full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, or endothelial keratoplasty) performed. METHODS: A literature search of the articles published in the top 10 journals (based on the Altmetrics score) relevant to corneal transplantation within the past 20 years was performed to determine how the focus within corneal transplantation has changed over time...
September 2018: Cornea
Allison Gates, Robin Featherstone, Kassi Shave, Shannon D Scott, Lisa Hartling
OBJECTIVES: TRanslating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) and Cochrane Child Health collaborate to develop knowledge products on paediatric emergency medicine topics. Via a targeted social media promotion, we aimed to increase user interaction with the TREKK and Cochrane Child Health Twitter accounts and the uptake of TREKK Bottom Line Recommendations (BLRs) and Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs). DESIGN: Quantitative descriptive evaluation. SETTING: We undertook this study and collected data via the internet...
June 6, 2018: BMJ Open
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