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Communicating Scientific Uncertainty in an Age of COVID-19: An Investigation into the Use of Preprints by Digital Media Outlets

Overview of attention for article published in Health Communication, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#24 of 1,220)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
9 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
65 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Readers on

mendeley
12 Mendeley
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Title
Communicating Scientific Uncertainty in an Age of COVID-19: An Investigation into the Use of Preprints by Digital Media Outlets
Published in
Health Communication, January 2021
DOI 10.1080/10410236.2020.1864892
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alice Fleerackers, Michelle Riedlinger, Laura Moorhead, Rukhsana Ahmed, Juan Pablo Alperin

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 65 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 12 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 33%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Unknown 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 2 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 8%
Other 4 33%
Unknown 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 123. 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
#182,826
of 16,657,433 outputs
Outputs from Health Communication
#24
of 1,220 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,298
of 285,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Communication
#1
of 35 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,657,433 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 1,220 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% 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 particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.