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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
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 1,586)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
62 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
twitter
95 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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30 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
87 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 95 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 87 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 15%
Librarian 9 10%
Student > Master 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 7%
Unspecified 5 6%
Other 26 30%
Unknown 20 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 17 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 11%
Unspecified 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Computer Science 4 5%
Other 25 29%
Unknown 22 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 606. 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 December 2022.
All research outputs
#29,783
of 22,649,029 outputs
Outputs from Health Communication
#2
of 1,586 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,105
of 497,892 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Communication
#1
of 53 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,649,029 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 1,586 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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