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Last updated: Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:51:03 GMT

Online attention

Altmetric score (what's this?)

  • Tweeted by 1116
  • Blogged by 55
  • On 15 Facebook pages
  • Mentioned in 6 Google+ posts
  • Picked up by 59 news outlets
  • 1 Reddit
  • 1 F1000
  • 2 Wikipedia
  • 199 readers on Mendeley
  • 17 readers on Citeulike

This Altmetric score means that the article is:

  • in the 99th percentile (ranked 106th) of the 285,364 tracked articles of a similar age in all journals
  • in the 95th percentile (ranked 1st) of the 23 tracked articles of a similar age in Scientific Data

Mentions in news, blogs & Google+

Twitter demographics

Country Tweets % of Tweets
United States 154 13.80%
United Kingdom 93 8.33%
Netherlands 60 5.38%
France 34 3.05%
Spain 28 2.51%
Australia 24 2.15%
Germany 23 2.06%
Belgium 13 1.16%
Canada 12 1.08%
Switzerland 11 0.99%
Italy 8 0.72%
Ireland 7 0.63%
Sweden 7 0.63%
Austria 6 0.54%
Japan 6 0.54%
Greece 4 0.36%
Norway 4 0.36%
New Zealand 4 0.36%
India 4 0.36%
Denmark 4 0.36%
Chile 4 0.36%
Finland 3 0.27%
South Korea 3 0.27%
Thailand 2 0.18%
Luxembourg 2 0.18%
South Africa 2 0.18%
Mexico 2 0.18%
Brazil 2 0.18%
Venezuela 2 0.18%
Portugal 2 0.18%
Hong Kong 1 0.09%
Estonia 1 0.09%
Ecuador 1 0.09%
Maldives 1 0.09%
Bahamas 1 0.09%
Botswana 1 0.09%
Lithuania 1 0.09%
Bolivia 1 0.09%
Philippines 1 0.09%
Russia 1 0.09%
Singapore 1 0.09%
Slovenia 1 0.09%
Andorra 1 0.09%
Colombia 1 0.09%
Cameroon 1 0.09%
Qatar 1 0.09%
Czech Republic 1 0.09%
No location data 569 50.99%

Explanation of terms and methodology


Web of Science, CrossRef and Altmetric


Single number count for article citations from each service's database may vary by service. The citations counts are reliant on the availability of the individual APIs from Web of Science and CrossRef. These counts are updated daily once they become available. Once a citation count is available, the list of articles citing this one is accessible by clicking on the circle for that citation source.

News, blogs and Google+ posts

The number of times an article has been cited by individual mainstream news sources, blog post, or member of Google+ along with a link to the original article or post. News articles, blog posts and Google+ posts do not always link to articles in a way that can be picked up by aggregators used by Altmetric, so the listed links are not necessarily a reflection of the entire scope of media, blog or Google+ interest. Further, the list of blogs and news sources covered is manually curated by Altmetric and thus is subject to their discretion for inclusion as a scientific blog or media source. The news, blog, and Google+ posts are provided by Altmetric and are updated hourly.

Altmetric score

Altmetric calculates a score based on the online attention an article receives. Each coloured thread in the circle represents a different type of online attention and the number in the centre is the Altmetric score. The score is calculated based on two main sources of online attention: social media and mainstream news media. Altmetric also tracks usage in online reference managers such as Mendeley and CiteULike, but these do not contribute to the score. Older articles will typically score higher because they have had more time to get noticed. To account for this, Altmetric has included the context data for articles of a "similar age" (published within 6 weeks of either side of the publication date of this article).

For a more detailed description of Altmetric, the Altmetric score, and sources used, please see Altmetric's information page.

Twitter demographics

Provides the number of tweets broken down by country of origin for the Twitter account. The geographic breakdown for the twitter sources is provided by Altmetric and is updated hourly.