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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)

Mentioned by

news
23 news outlets
blogs
26 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
2758 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
151 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
16 Google+ users
reddit
7 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
62 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
242 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
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

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 2,758 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 242 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

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 222 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 43 18%
Researcher 40 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 15%
Professor 27 11%
Student > Master 17 7%
Other 78 32%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 16%
Social Sciences 37 15%
Unspecified 28 12%
Computer Science 22 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 9%
Other 94 39%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2230. 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 18 March 2019.
All research outputs
#492
of 12,663,199 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#86
of 65,572 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27
of 257,579 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#6
of 771 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,663,199 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 65,572 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 73.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 257,579 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 771 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.