ASCO GU 2017: Twitter mentions and academic citations in the urologic oncology literature. - Poster Session Highlights

Orlando, Florida USA (UroToday.com) Social media has been aggressively adopted by clinicians and scientists in exchanging research findings and new ideas for scientific investigations. The group from Maryland sought to define the relationship between Twitter mentions and scientific impact measured by traditional bibliometrics. They found that Twitter is more frequently used by the urologic oncology community, and that the articles mentioned in Twitter correlated with increased academic impact.

This study nicely captures the adoption of social media outlets such as Twitter by the urologic community and the collinearity between social media and academic impact.

First Author: Solomon Hayon

at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium - February 16 - 18, 2017 – Orlando, Florida USA