Journal article

Early Online Attention Can Predict Citation Counts for Urological Publications: The #UroSoMe_Score

Niranjan J Sathianathen, Robert Lane, Benjamin Condon, Declan G Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Christopher J Weight, Alastair D Lamb

European Urology Focus | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The scientific impact of published articles has traditionally been measured as citation counts. However, there has been a shift in academia to a digitalized age in which research is widely read, disseminated, and discussed online. As part of this shift, each published article has a digital footprint. OBJECTIVE: To develop a urology social media score (#UroSoMe_Score) to predict citation counts from measures of online attention for urological articles. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We included articles published between June 2016 and June 2017 in the top ten highest-impact urology journals. We obtained data on the online attention received by each of these articles from Altme..

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