Original ArticlesAn Exploratory Study of Social Media Use and Management by Nursing JournalsDunlap, Jayne Jennings DNP, FNP-C; Waldrop, Julee DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN Author Information Texas Woman's University, Houston (Dr Dunlap); and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill (Dr Waldrop). Correspondence: Jayne Jennings Dunlap, DNP, FNP-C, Texas Woman's University, 6700 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: July/September 2022 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 - p 218-226 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000403 Buy Metrics Abstract Social media applications are growing across the globe to bring new knowledge and information to target audiences. The use and management of social media in nursing journals have yet to be investigated on a large scale. This cross-sectional study was the first to explore the management of social media and the role of social media editors at nursing journals. Seventy-five nursing journals have pioneered social media as platforms for knowledge dissemination. Almost 51% of nursing journals from this sample are now using social media editors or a designated person to manage online applications, promote journal contents, and increase journal reach. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.