Top 10 Articles on Social Media

WestJEM is a partner with Altmetric, an “ALTernative METRIC” that measures the social media impact of a research article. Each WestJEM article published is tracked by this service, including news outlets, reading services, Facebook posts and Twitter activity. These mentions are each assigned a weighted score that generates an Altmetric donut icon. Clicking on the icon then shows where and from which country the social media attention originated. In partnering with Altmetric, we provide authors with valuable feedback that gauges immediate impact of their work, long prior to article citation, the traditional metric of scholarly impact.  In the spirit of open access to worldwide scholarship, this immediate impact factor measures widespread dissemination of research in emergency care and population health.


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WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

3800 W Chapman Ave Ste 3200
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.