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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 (#48 of 83,504)
  • 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
16 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
twitter
6980 tweeters
facebook
83 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
6 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
47 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
143 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

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 143 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 143 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 20%
Student > Bachelor 21 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Other 14 10%
Professor 9 6%
Other 31 22%
Unknown 25 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 10%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Psychology 7 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Other 46 32%
Unknown 29 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5162. 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 October 2021.
All research outputs
#483
of 19,214,062 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#48
of 83,504 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78
of 289,699 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#5
of 881 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,214,062 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 83,504 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 93.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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