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Tracking COVID-19 using taste and smell loss Google searches is not a reliable strategy

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, November 2020
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (75th percentile)

Mentioned by

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10 tweeters

Citations

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8 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
61 Mendeley
Title
Tracking COVID-19 using taste and smell loss Google searches is not a reliable strategy
Published in
Scientific Reports, November 2020
DOI 10.1038/s41598-020-77316-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kim Asseo, Fabrizio Fierro, Yuli Slavutsky, Johannes Frasnelli, Masha Y. Niv

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 61 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 61 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Unspecified 6 10%
Professor 6 10%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 15 25%
Unknown 15 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 10%
Unspecified 5 8%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 17 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 26 January 2021.
All research outputs
#2,941,053
of 18,414,344 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#23,256
of 99,056 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#95,467
of 430,563 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#3,687
of 15,121 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,414,344 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 99,056 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 16.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% 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 430,563 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 15,121 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 75% of its contemporaries.