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Earliest hominin cancer: 1.7-million-year-old osteosarcoma from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in South African Journal of Science, July 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 1,135)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
198 news outlets
blogs
17 blogs
twitter
144 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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47 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
163 Mendeley
Title
Earliest hominin cancer: 1.7-million-year-old osteosarcoma from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa
Published in
South African Journal of Science, July 2016
DOI 10.17159/sajs.2016/20150471
Authors

Edward J. Odes, Patrick S. Randolph-Quinney, Maryna Steyn, Zach Throckmorton, Jacqueline S. Smilg, Bernhard Zipfel, Tanya N. Augustine, Frikkie de Beer, Jakobus W. Hoffman, Ryan D. Franklin, Lee R. Berger

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 160 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 21%
Student > Bachelor 29 18%
Student > Master 20 12%
Researcher 15 9%
Student > Postgraduate 9 6%
Other 33 20%
Unknown 22 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 15%
Arts and Humanities 12 7%
Social Sciences 9 6%
Other 35 21%
Unknown 30 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1769. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 May 2022.
All research outputs
#4,106
of 21,196,061 outputs
Outputs from South African Journal of Science
#1
of 1,135 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48
of 279,862 outputs
Outputs of similar age from South African Journal of Science
#1
of 27 outputs
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