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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 (#11 of 74,340)
  • 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
100 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
15291 tweeters
facebook
9 Facebook pages
reddit
23 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
32 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
246 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 15,291 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 246 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 246 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 48 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 17%
Student > Master 20 8%
Student > Bachelor 19 8%
Professor 15 6%
Other 57 23%
Unknown 46 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 10%
Engineering 19 8%
Chemistry 18 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 7%
Other 78 32%
Unknown 61 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8675. 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 30 November 2021.
All research outputs
#188
of 19,532,048 outputs
Outputs from Science
#11
of 74,340 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25
of 342,990 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
of 857 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,532,048 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 74,340 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 58.1. 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 342,990 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 857 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.