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Predatory journals recruit fake editor

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • 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)

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Title
Predatory journals recruit fake editor
Published by
Nature, March 2017
DOI 10.1038/543481a
Pubmed ID
Authors

Piotr Sorokowski, Emanuel Kulczycki, Agnieszka Sorokowska, Katarzyna Pisanski

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
Portugal 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Senegal 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Lithuania 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 246 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 48 18%
Librarian 47 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 13%
Professor 31 12%
Other 18 7%
Other 76 28%
Unknown 11 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 47 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 41 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 10%
Computer Science 22 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 6%
Other 82 31%
Unknown 31 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2201. 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 13 February 2020.
All research outputs
#736
of 14,357,561 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#131
of 71,986 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32
of 264,443 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#7
of 833 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,357,561 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 71,986 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 79.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 833 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.