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Regression to the tail: Why the Olympics blow up

Overview of attention for article published in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, September 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 1,709)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
203 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
309 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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28 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
97 Mendeley
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Title
Regression to the tail: Why the Olympics blow up
Published in
Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, September 2020
DOI 10.1177/0308518x20958724
Authors

Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, Daniel Lunn

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 309 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 97 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 97 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Other 6 6%
Unspecified 6 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 24 25%
Unknown 31 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 19 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 15 15%
Sports and Recreations 7 7%
Unspecified 6 6%
Engineering 6 6%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 30 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1859. 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 25 January 2023.
All research outputs
#4,421
of 23,001,641 outputs
Outputs from Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space
#1
of 1,709 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#294
of 401,906 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space
#1
of 22 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 23,001,641 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.
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