A Mid-Year Look at MSK Publications Popular on the Web in 2019

Each month, the Synapse team looks for recently published works authored by MSK researchers and staff and adds them to Synapse, our database of MSK authors and their publications. For 2019, we have already indexed almost 2,000 publications (including journal articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, conference papers, editorials etc.) Using the Altmetric integration we have added to Synapse, we can track the online attention publications receive across the web.

The following 2019 MSK publications have received the highest amount of online attention. Combined, they were featured in 111 news stories and tweeted over 2,886 times. To view the news stories and tweets, follow the links below and click in the colored Altmetric section to the right.

For questions about Synapse or Altmetric, contact Jeanine McSweeney.

2019 Journal Citation Reports Released

On June 20, Clarivate Analytics released the 2019 edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), providing the 2018 journal impact factors (IF). The IF is based on the ratio of a journal’s citations in a given year to the journal’s total number of citable items from the previous two years. And, this information is always of interest to our author community!

The JCR also ranks journals by subjects, providing a useful tool for viewing journal impact within a specific subject category, such as Oncology.  Shown here are the top 10 journals in Oncology out of the 229 listed in this category, along with the number of MSK-affiliated publications for each journal in 2018.

  1. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (2)
  2. Nature Reviews Cancer (5)
  3. Lancet Oncology (26)
  4. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology (8)
  5. Journal of Clinical Oncology (89)
  6. Cancer Discovery (19)
  7. Cancer Cell (26)
  8. JAMA Oncology (42)
  9. Annals of Oncology (31)
  10. Journal of Thoracic Oncology  (16)

Should you want to learn more about the JCR, don’t hesitate to ASK US!

Critical Care Medicine Group Added to Synapse

A new group to track the research publications of the Critical Care Medicine Service, directed by Neil A. Halpern, was recently added to Synapse. Critical Care Medicine provides state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care to critically ill patients in both the ICU and Memorial Hospital through consultation and rapid response services. The group also provides education and training for Anesthesiology residents, medical students, fellows, and advanced practitioners.

Groups in Synapse are created in collaboration with individual departments and can be used to:

  • track and share the publications of a customized group of authors
  • promote the work of your department with a unique group URL
  • easily sort publications by year, format, journal title, or author
  • create publications lists that can be used for grant and funding reports, CV’s, and other online profile services such as ORCID or My NCBI

For more information or to create a group in Synapse, contact Jeanine McSweeney.