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Correcting Misinformation About Neuroscience via Social Media

Overview of attention for article published in Science Communication, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#35 of 390)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
3 news outlets
twitter
23 tweeters

Citations

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1 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
21 Mendeley
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Title
Correcting Misinformation About Neuroscience via Social Media
Published in
Science Communication, November 2019
DOI 10.1177/1075547019890073
Authors

Ciarra N. Smith, Holli H. Seitz

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 21 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 29%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Lecturer 2 10%
Researcher 2 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 5 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 7 33%
Neuroscience 2 10%
Psychology 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Decision Sciences 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 6 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. 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 26 May 2020.
All research outputs
#529,324
of 15,329,642 outputs
Outputs from Science Communication
#35
of 390 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,365
of 351,205 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Communication
#2
of 3 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,329,642 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 390 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 16.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its peers.
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