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Regression to the tail: Why the Olympics blow up

Overview of attention for article published in Environment & Planning A, September 2020
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (63rd percentile)

Mentioned by

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15 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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1 Dimensions

Readers on

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15 Mendeley
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Title
Regression to the tail: Why the Olympics blow up
Published in
Environment & Planning A, September 2020
DOI 10.1177/0308518x20958724
Authors

Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, Daniel Lunn

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 20%
Researcher 2 13%
Lecturer 2 13%
Student > Master 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Other 4 27%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 6 40%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 13%
Decision Sciences 2 13%
Sports and Recreations 2 13%
Computer Science 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 October 2020.
All research outputs
#1,380,991
of 16,086,890 outputs
Outputs from Environment & Planning A
#141
of 1,386 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,178
of 286,363 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environment & Planning A
#13
of 36 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,086,890 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,386 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 36 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 63% of its contemporaries.