Academics in all disciplines increasingly use social
media to share their publications on the internet, reaching out to different
audiences. In the last few years, specific indicators of social media impact
have been developed (eg, Altmetrics), to complement traditional bibliometric
indicators (eg, citation count and h-index). In health research, it is unclear
whether social media impact also translates into research impact.
With the aim to
review the literature on the impact of using social media on the dissemination
of health research and assess the correlation between Altmetrics and traditional
citation-based metrics, professor at the Faculty health Sciences at the
American University of Beirut Dr. Marco Bardus, and a team of researchers from AUB
collaborated in this recent systematic review to explore the extent of social
media impact on scientific research.
To read the full study, please cilck HERE