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Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, August 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 (#10 of 26,335)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
28 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
twitter
2503 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
reddit
7 Redditors

Citations

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3 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
85 Mendeley
Title
Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians
Published in
Nature Communications, August 2019
DOI 10.1038/s41467-019-09959-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alexander Michael Petersen, Emmanuel M. Vincent, Anthony LeRoy Westerling

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Professor 8 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 9%
Other 20 24%
Unknown 9 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 11 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 8 9%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Computer Science 5 6%
Other 26 31%
Unknown 17 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2065. 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 17 January 2020.
All research outputs
#834
of 14,168,827 outputs
Outputs from Nature Communications
#10
of 26,335 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36
of 253,541 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#1
of 2 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,168,827 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 26,335 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 48.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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