Researchers in cardiology - Why and how to get on Twitter?

Daniel Benjamin Fyenbo, Tanja Charlotte Frederiksen, Dominik Linz, Thomas Jespersen, Dobromir Dobrev, Gunnar Gislason, Konstanze Betz, Arnela Saljic, Emil Nielsen Holck

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Abstract

Social media (SoMe) for professional use has gained importance for scientific impact. In cardiology, Twitter is among the preferred SoMe platforms for scientific dissemination. We are in the middle of a paradigm shift within scientific dissemination as more scientific content is presented on Twitter, and it is crucial to embrace it. Therefore, this paper includes a description and discussion of the existing literature reporting the impact of Twitter on research dissemination, as well as a guide on how to get started. In addition, we describe a case of the Danish Cardiovascular Academy Summer Meeting 2021 as an example of a scientific event that was promoted on Twitter before, during and after the event and present a survey showing that participants were inspired to increase the use of SoMe professionally. Finally, the paper addresses limitations of Twitter and SoMe for scientific use and discuss a need for an increased evidence base.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101010
Pages (from-to)101010
Number of pages8
JournalIJC Heart and Vasculature
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Cardiology
  • Dissemination
  • JOURNAL CLUB
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • Social media
  • Tweetorial
  • Twitter
  • Twitter-based Journal Club

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