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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 716)
  • 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
197 news outlets
blogs
16 blogs
twitter
128 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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Readers on

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89 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 86 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 26%
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 22 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 17%
Unspecified 13 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 8 9%
Other 20 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1747. 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 08 September 2019.
All research outputs
#1,093
of 13,516,269 outputs
Outputs from South African Journal of Science
#1
of 716 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48
of 263,117 outputs
Outputs of similar age from South African Journal of Science
#1
of 27 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,516,269 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 716 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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