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The Use of Social Media to Increase the Impact of Health Research: Systematic Review

​​​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​

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