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COVID-19 infodemic: More retweets for science-based information on coronavirus than for false information

Overview of attention for article published in International Sociology, April 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 432)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
167 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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26 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
222 Mendeley
Title
COVID-19 infodemic: More retweets for science-based information on coronavirus than for false information
Published in
International Sociology, April 2020
DOI 10.1177/0268580920914755
Authors

Cristina M Pulido, Beatriz Villarejo-Carballido, Gisela Redondo-Sama, Aitor Gómez

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 222 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 222 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 17%
Student > Bachelor 29 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 12%
Researcher 25 11%
Lecturer 14 6%
Other 48 22%
Unknown 41 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 56 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 7%
Computer Science 13 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 5%
Psychology 12 5%
Other 58 26%
Unknown 56 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 130. 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 23 November 2020.
All research outputs
#165,160
of 16,300,363 outputs
Outputs from International Sociology
#1
of 432 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,784
of 224,117 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Sociology
#1
of 7 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,300,363 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 432 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.7. 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 224,117 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 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 7 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them