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

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 83,454)
  • 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)

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Title
Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
Published in
Science, May 2021
DOI 10.1126/science.abg6296
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Authors

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

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 383 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 62 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 48 13%
Student > Bachelor 24 6%
Other 23 6%
Student > Master 22 6%
Other 84 22%
Unknown 120 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 7%
Chemistry 23 6%
Engineering 23 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 5%
Other 112 29%
Unknown 141 37%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9439. 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 20 May 2024.
All research outputs
#215
of 25,935,829 outputs
Outputs from Science
#11
of 83,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19
of 460,705 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
of 864 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,935,829 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 83,454 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 66.3. 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 460,705 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 864 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.