Cardiovascular Imaging Through the Prism of Modern Metrics

Andrew D. Choi, Jeffrey B. Geske, Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, Purvi Parwani, Dee Dee Wang, David E. Winchester, Partho P. Sengupta, William A. Zoghbi, Leslee J. Shaw, Y. S. Chandrashekhar, Ron Blankstein

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Since its inception in 2008, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging (iJACC) has served as an important publication for all contemporary aspects of cardiovascular imaging. Understanding the dissemination trends in cardiovascular imaging has traditionally been evaluated through citations that assess interest in the research community. Recently, social media, alternative metrics (Altmetrics), and other modern metrics have enabled a more broader understanding of the interests of clinical readership. Through the prism of Altmetrics, this review discusses the most impactful studies across the spectrum of cardiovascular imaging within and outside of iJACC during a 3-year period (2017 to 2019). The top 100 Altmetrics iJACC articles in this timeframe, included articles with the highest impact with the combination of high Altmetrics (median: 66; interquartile range [IQR]: 56 to 108), high citations (median: 26; IQR: 17 to 34), and high downloads (median: 9,626; IQR: 5,770 to 11,435). This review aims to provide a framework to understand how to incorporate these metrics for a modern approach to dissemination of knowledge in the field of cardiovascular imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1256-1269
Number of pages14
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020


  • Altmetrics
  • cardiac computed tomography
  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • echocardiography
  • interventional cardiology
  • medical publishing
  • nuclear cardiology
  • social media
  • structural
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Social Media
  • Humans
  • Journal Impact Factor
  • Cardiovascular Diseases/diagnostic imaging
  • Bibliometrics
  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques
  • Periodicals as Topic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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