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Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2021
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#13 of 76,387)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
103 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
15191 tweeters
facebook
9 Facebook pages
reddit
23 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
95 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
302 Mendeley
Title
Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
Published in
Science, June 2021
DOI 10.1126/science.abg6296
Pubmed ID
Authors

Yafang Cheng, Nan Ma, Christian Witt, Steffen Rapp, Philipp S. Wild, Meinrat O. Andreae, Ulrich Pöschl, Hang Su

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 15,191 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 302 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 302 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 54 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 15%
Student > Bachelor 22 7%
Other 18 6%
Student > Master 18 6%
Other 80 26%
Unknown 66 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 9%
Engineering 21 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 6%
Chemistry 18 6%
Other 97 32%
Unknown 83 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8759. 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 May 2022.
All research outputs
#224
of 21,272,806 outputs
Outputs from Science
#13
of 76,387 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24
of 347,926 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#3
of 860 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,272,806 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 76,387 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 59.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% 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 347,926 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 860 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.