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The Belle Gibson scandal: The rise of lifestyle gurus as micro-celebrities in low-trust societies

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Sociology, May 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 565)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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16 news outlets
twitter
23 tweeters

Citations

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2 Dimensions

Readers on

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29 Mendeley
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Title
The Belle Gibson scandal: The rise of lifestyle gurus as micro-celebrities in low-trust societies
Published in
Journal of Sociology, May 2019
DOI 10.1177/1440783319846188
Authors

Stephanie Alice Baker, Chris Rojek

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 28%
Student > Master 3 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 7 24%
Unknown 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 6 21%
Social Sciences 5 17%
Arts and Humanities 4 14%
Psychology 3 10%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 143. 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 16 December 2020.
All research outputs
#154,706
of 17,015,490 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Sociology
#4
of 565 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,255
of 275,198 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Sociology
#1
of 15 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,015,490 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 565 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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