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Sharing is caring: an analysis of #FOAMed Twitter posts during the COVID-19 pandemic

Overview of attention for article published in Postgraduate Medical Journal, December 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 (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
21 tweeters
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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1 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
16 Mendeley
Title
Sharing is caring: an analysis of #FOAMed Twitter posts during the COVID-19 pandemic
Published in
Postgraduate Medical Journal, December 2020
DOI 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-139267
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mohammed Ahmed Rashid, Sharon Wing Lam Yip, Deborah Gill, Zakia Arfeen

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 21 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 16 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 19%
Other 2 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 5 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 13%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Neuroscience 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 5 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 2021.
All research outputs
#1,916,245
of 17,060,012 outputs
Outputs from Postgraduate Medical Journal
#357
of 2,596 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67,016
of 387,500 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Postgraduate Medical Journal
#5
of 35 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,060,012 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,596 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 35 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its contemporaries.