Advanced Therapies in Medicine and its diffusion in the online mass
media: a bibliometric analysis of Tissue Engineering.
Tissue engineering (TE) constitutes a multidisciplinary scientific
discipline focused on the construction of artificial tissues to
regenerate end-stage organs. The impact of TE has led to a clinical
revolution since novel therapies are available to attend several
conditions. In this sense, its onset has supposed the communication of
innovative discoveries in the age of social and mass media. This study
aims to evaluate the global online dimension of TE from 2012 to 2018 by
using data from the Web of Science (WoS) and Altmetrics. We have
analysed 23,719 documents through descriptive and statistical
methodologies. First, the descriptive analysis showed the evolution of
TE original articles in five online platforms (Twitter, Patents,
Facebook, Mendeley readers and News) and compared the most relevant TE
documents ranked by their traditional and alternative metrics of impact.
Secondly, we carried out a correlation and factorial analysis and then
constructed a linear regression model to define a mathematical equation
for the prediction of future TE citations counts from Altmetric scores.
The obtained results suggest a growing presence of TE in the online
social web and the feasibility in the context of global science to
anticipate TE traditional academic impact by using social media