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Susceptibility to misinformation about COVID-19 around the world

Overview of attention for article published in Royal Society Open Science, October 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 (#2 of 3,107)
  • 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
172 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
twitter
1107 tweeters
facebook
5 Facebook pages
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
32 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
223 Mendeley
Title
Susceptibility to misinformation about COVID-19 around the world
Published in
Royal Society Open Science, October 2020
DOI 10.1098/rsos.201199
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jon Roozenbeek, Claudia R. Schneider, Sarah Dryhurst, John Kerr, Alexandra L. J. Freeman, Gabriel Recchia, Anne Marthe van der Bles, Sander van der Linden

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 1,107 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 223 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 223 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 14%
Student > Bachelor 30 13%
Researcher 28 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 8%
Other 48 22%
Unknown 32 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 39 17%
Psychology 37 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 4%
Computer Science 9 4%
Other 54 24%
Unknown 48 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1961. 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 03 March 2021.
All research outputs
#2,155
of 17,135,529 outputs
Outputs from Royal Society Open Science
#2
of 3,107 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#210
of 322,410 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Royal Society Open Science
#1
of 119 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,135,529 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 3,107 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 47.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% 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 322,410 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 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 119 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 99% of its contemporaries.