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Health-protective behaviour, social media usage and conspiracy belief during the COVID-19 public health emergency

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Medicine, June 2020
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 4,093)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
60 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
101 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
14 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
195 Mendeley
Title
Health-protective behaviour, social media usage and conspiracy belief during the COVID-19 public health emergency
Published in
Psychological Medicine, June 2020
DOI 10.1017/s003329172000224x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daniel Allington, Bobby Duffy, Simon Wessely, Nayana Dhavan, James Rubin

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 195 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 195 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 33 17%
Student > Master 20 10%
Other 17 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 9%
Researcher 16 8%
Other 56 29%
Unknown 36 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 33 17%
Social Sciences 27 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 4%
Other 41 21%
Unknown 47 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 595. 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 20 October 2020.
All research outputs
#17,427
of 16,090,084 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Medicine
#8
of 4,093 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,145
of 293,945 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Medicine
#1
of 67 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,090,084 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 4,093 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.6. 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 67 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 98% of its contemporaries.