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A pandemic of bad science

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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124 tweeters
Title
A pandemic of bad science
Published in
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 2020
DOI 10.1080/00963402.2020.1778361
Authors

Walter Scheirer

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. 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 07 August 2020.
All research outputs
#261,541
of 15,638,780 outputs
Outputs from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
#61
of 810 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,656
of 199,864 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
#2
of 5 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,638,780 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 810 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 27.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% 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 199,864 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 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 5 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 3 of them.