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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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Portugal 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Lithuania 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 234 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 46 18%
Researcher 45 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 14%
Professor 28 11%
Student > Master 18 7%
Other 81 32%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 42 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 41 16%
Unspecified 28 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 10%
Computer Science 21 8%
Other 96 38%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2221. 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 30 July 2019.
All research outputs
#599
of 13,534,224 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#106
of 69,862 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29
of 265,101 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#6
of 832 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,534,224 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 69,862 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 76.4. 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 832 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.