(20 Jan 2021) Covid-19 research papers account for around 30 per cent of the Altmetric Top 100 list, released today.
The annual Altmetric Top 100 highlights research and scholarly commentary published in 2020 that generated significant international online attention and discussion – from patents and public policy documents to mainstream media, blogs, Wikipedia and social media platforms. This year’s Top 100 represents the most discussed research from all disciplines, selecting the top five works by Altmetric Attention Score from 20 subjects.
Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 research accounts for roughly 30 per cent of the Top 100 across many disciplines including biomedicine, built environment and design, and economics. Virus transmission and face mask protection were among the most heavily discussed topics.
Top articles on Covid-19 include:
- Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers
- Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1
- It Is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro
- A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with “lock-down” in managing the COVID-19 pandemic
In addition to Covid-19, two other themes emerged in this years’ Top 100: climate change and racism. In a year that saw global lockdowns and a corresponding dip in CO2 emissions, one article discusses exactly this. Other articles on the subject of climate change look at deforestation, the rising temperatures in our oceans and greenhouse gas emissions.
More details can be found from the original news from Research Information here.
View the full list at: https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2020/