MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Ravi B. Patel, MD
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: The digital attention of scientific articles can be readily quantified using the Altmetric score. The Altmetric score is a weighted measure, incorporating a variety of media platforms.
We aimed to characterize the Top 10% of articles by Altmetric score among 4 major cardiovascular journals (Circulation, European Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and JAMA Cardiology) in 2017.
Our primary findings were:
1) nearly half of the most disseminated articles were not original research investigations,
2) the most common article topic was nutrition/lifestyle, and
3) there was a weak but significant correlation between Altmetric scores and citation number. Continue reading