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Research Letter
December 2018

Characterizing High-Performing Articles by Altmetric Score in Major Cardiovascular Journals

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Editor, JAMA Cardiology
JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(12):1249-1251. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3823

Social media platforms and news outlets are important avenues for dissemination of research output to more broadly inform the public of medical advances and to promote health. The relative distribution of focus areas of public interest and engagement is quantifiable using the Altmetric score, which captures the attention an article receives through weighted measures of each electronic source. We aimed to identify and describe the articles in 4 major cardiovascular journals that garnered the most digital attention in 2017.