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Pseudoscience and COVID-19 — we’ve had enough already

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#33 of 77,436)
  • 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
9 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
twitter
6766 tweeters
facebook
82 Facebook pages
reddit
5 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
22 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
116 Mendeley
Title
Pseudoscience and COVID-19 — we’ve had enough already
Published by
Nature, April 2020
DOI 10.1038/d41586-020-01266-z
Pubmed ID
Authors

Timothy Caulfield

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 116 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 21%
Student > Bachelor 20 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 13%
Other 10 9%
Student > Master 8 7%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 17 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 10%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Psychology 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Other 39 34%
Unknown 20 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5004. 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 January 2021.
All research outputs
#317
of 16,638,522 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#33
of 77,436 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#82
of 280,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#5
of 760 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,638,522 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 77,436 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 88.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 760 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.