November 07, 2017

JACR Explores Social Media Impact on Medicine

Journal of the American College of Radiology focuses on integration, influence of social networking and the radiology community
  • See new series of JACR online-published papers, which focus on social media impact in the radiology community
  • Find papers in print in special January 2018 issue
  • Read issue intro from guest editors C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, and Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR

RESTON, VA — It’s a social networking world! The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) will examine its influence on medical journals and professional meetings, radiology education and health care organizations in an upcoming special issue.

The journal of the American College of Radiology (ACR) takes “a deep dive to explore the ways in which social media will affect the practice of medicine and the careers of physicians,” say guest editors C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, and Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR. A multidisciplinary team of scholars has authored 17 articles that will provide insight into a variety of unexplored aspects of social media.

The articles will be published in a January 2018 print issue. They will be released online over the next several weeks and cover:

  • The impact of social media on contemporary scholarship
  • Integrating social media into health care organizations
  • Social media’s influence on medical journals and professional meetings
  • The educational impact of social media in radiology
  • Social media communities for radiologists  

Online articles available now include:

  • Exploring Social Media in Health Care: Beyond Its Pervasiveness
  • Impact of a Physician-Led Social Media Sharing Program on a Medical Journal’s Web Traffic
  • Medical Journals in the Age of Ubiquitous Social Media
  • Mayo Clinic Care Network: A Collaborative Health Care Model
  • Social Media, Health Policy and Knowledge Translation
  • Facebook Live: A Free Real-Time Interactive Information Platform 

Social Media and Medicine will be the topic of a Nov. 28 JACR tweet chat during the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

JACR is the official journal of the ACR and is radiology’s only peer-reviewed journal focused on issues relating to health policy, clinical practice, practice management, and training and education. Its 2016 impact factor is 2.993, ranking it 30 out of 126 journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging category, according to Journal Citation Reports.


About the American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.

To arrange an interview with any ACR member, please contact Shawn Farley at 703-648-8936, Maryann Verrillo at 703-390-9822 or email