Top Articles (Article-Level Metrics)

Rank Article Tweets Tweets per MonthA
Tweets Influence FactorB
Twimpact Factor (tw7)C Twindex7D
The Use of Social Media by State Tobacco Control Programs to Promote Smoking Cessation: A Cross-Sectional Study
Jennifer C Duke, Heather Hansen, Annice E Kim, Laurel Curry, Jane Allen
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(7):e169
(Jul 10, 2014)
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16 23.62 0.00 16 90
Can Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based on Twitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of Scientific Impact
Gunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e123
(Dec 16, 2011)
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271 22.58 153.00 529 100
A Web-Based Non-Intrusive Ambient System to Measure and Classify Activities of Daily Living
Reto A Stucki, Prabitha Urwyler, Luca Rampa, René Müri, Urs P Mosimann, Tobias Nef
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(7):e175
(Jul 21, 2014)
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7 21.70 0.00 7 65
Experiential Virtual Scenarios With Real-Time Monitoring (Interreality) for the Management of Psychological Stress: A Block Randomized Controlled Trial
Andrea Gaggioli, Federica Pallavicini, Luca Morganti, Silvia Serino, Chiara Scaratti, Marilena Briguglio, Giulia Crifaci, Noemi Vetrano, Annunziata Giulintano, Giuseppe Bernava, Gennaro Tartarisco, Giovanni Pioggia, Simona Raspelli, Pietro Cipresso, Cinzia Vigna, Alessandra Grassi, Margherita Baruffi, Brenda Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(7):e167
(Jul 8, 2014)
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16 21.57 0.00 12 80
Online Health Information Seeking Behaviors of Hispanics in New York City: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study
Young Ji Lee, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Elaine Larson, Adam Wilcox, Suzanne Bakken
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(7):e176
(Jul 22, 2014)
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6 20.67 0.00 6 60
The Effectiveness of Loyalty Rewards to Promote the Use of an Internet-Based Heart Health Program
Sam Liu, Corinne Hodgson, Ahmad M Zbib, Ada YM Payne, Robert P Nolan
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(7):e163
(Jul 2, 2014)
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17 18.17 0.00 8 70
Mapping Physician Twitter Networks: Describing How They Work as a First Step in Understanding Connectivity, Information Flow, and Message Diffusion
Ranit Mishori, Lisa Oberoi Singh, Brendan Levy, Calvin Newport
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(4):e107
(Apr 14, 2014)
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62 17.80 0.00 41 95
Do Cancer Patients Tweet? Examining the Twitter Use of Cancer Patients in Japan
Atsushi Tsuya, Yuya Sugawara, Atsushi Tanaka, Hiroto Narimatsu
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(5):e137
(May 27, 2014)
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37 17.65 0.00 36 100
A Lot of Action, But Not in the Right Direction: Systematic Review and Content Analysis of Smartphone Applications for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Cancer
Jacqueline Lorene Bender, Rossini Ying Kwan Yue, Matthew Jason To, Laetitia Deacken, Alejandro R Jadad
J Med Internet Res 2013;15(12):e287
(Dec 23, 2013)
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117 16.49 206.00 38 100
Click “Like” to Change Your Behavior: A Mixed Methods Study of College Students’ Exposure to and Engagement With Facebook Content Designed for Weight Loss
Gina Merchant, Nadir Weibel, Kevin Patrick, James H Fowler, Greg J Norman, Anjali Gupta, Christina Servetas, Karen Calfas, Ketaki Raste, Laura Pina, Mike Donohue, William G Griswold, Simon Marshall
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(6):e158
(Jun 24, 2014)
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19 15.92 0.00 16 90
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Total Tweets
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Tweets Influence Factor
Twimpact Factor (TWIF) tw7

A Tweets per month statistic may be artifically inflated for newly published articles

B Tweets Influence Factor (TIF): number of tweets x avg. influence of tweeters (influence is determined by how often all tweets of that person are retweeted by others)

C Twimpact Factor (TWIF) tw7: Number of mentionings in tweets (tweetations) within first 7 days after article publication (Eysenbach 2011)

D Twindex7 (Eysenbach 2011): Rank percentile of this article when its twimpact factor (tw7) is compared to 19 previously published articles. Range 0-100, with higher scores reflecting higher impact on Twitter. Articles with a Twindex greater than 75 have a 75% chance of being highly cited (top quartile by citation), articles with a Twindex less than 75 have a 7% chance to be highly cited.