What the Editors are reading: Social media

      Editorial comment: The authors tracked 3 years of bibliographic (Google Scholar and Scopus) and online (Altmetric) citations for over 200 articles from several urological journals. Not surprisingly in today's digital era, most articles (73%) had been mentioned on Twitter, with a substantial proportion (42%) of these mentions occurring within the first week of publication. As others have shown, there was a direct correlation between Twitter mentions and bibliographic citation. A minority of articles (8.9%) were Tweeted by their authors. Articles tweeted by their authors were associated with up to 2-fold more bibliographic citations than those articles not shared on Twitter by authors. Articles in pediatric urology had the fewest mean number of Twitter mentions (0.8 mentions per article).
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