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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 991)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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

Citations

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41 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
133 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

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 133 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 130 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 23%
Student > Bachelor 28 21%
Student > Master 18 14%
Researcher 11 8%
Student > Postgraduate 9 7%
Other 27 20%
Unknown 9 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 15%
Arts and Humanities 11 8%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Other 28 21%
Unknown 17 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1754. 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 02 May 2021.
All research outputs
#2,877
of 17,682,922 outputs
Outputs from South African Journal of Science
#1
of 991 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46
of 271,770 outputs
Outputs of similar age from South African Journal of Science
#1
of 27 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 991 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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