Background and purpose Alternative metrics (altmetrics), based on mentions in online media, is a new tool that can help to identify the most influential articles to diverse public audiences. This article aimed to determine the 100 most mentioned articles in the field of neurointervention and to analyze their characteristics.
Materials and methods We selected the 808 journals that were considered journals potentially publishing articles on neurointervention. We also selected articles using keywords. Using the Altmetric.com search tool, we identified the 101 most mentioned neurointervention articles based on the highest altmetric attention scores (AASs) within selected journals and articles. Each article was evaluated for several characteristics including AAS, number of citations, journal title, journal category, impact factor of the journal, year of publication, authorship, country, type of document, and topic.
Results The AASs for the top 101 articles ranged from 1586 to 39. Stroke published the largest number of articles (19.8%) followed by the New England Journal of Medicine (17.8%). The majority of articles were published in multidisciplinary journals (38.6%), were published in 2017–2018 (43.6%), originated from the USA (54.5%), were original articles (66.3%), and dealt with intra-arterial thrombolysis or thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke (58.4%). Tudor G Jovin was the most prolific author, authoring 18 of the most mentioned neurointervention articles
Conclusions This study presents a detailed list of the 101 most mentioned neurointervention articles in online media, thus providing useful information on the dissemination of neurointervention research to the general public.
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Contributors HJK: study design, data acquisition, data analysis, data interpretation, and manuscript preparation. DYY: study design, data acquisition, data analysis, data interpretation, and manuscript revision. ESK: data acquisition and data analysis. EJY: data interpretation and manuscript revision. HJJ: data acquisition, data analysis, and data interpretation. JYL: data acquisition, data analysis, and data interpretation. B-MC: data analysis and data interpretation.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Correction notice Since this paper was first published the results section has been amended. The reference to the paper title ’Thrombectomy for stroke at 6-16 hours…' has been changed to ’Thrombectomy for stroke at 6-24 hours…'