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Are litter, plastic and microplastic quantities increasing in the ocean?

Overview of attention for article published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
17 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
54 tweeters

Citations

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39 Dimensions

Readers on

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141 Mendeley
Title
Are litter, plastic and microplastic quantities increasing in the ocean?
Published in
Microplastics and Nanoplastics, January 2021
DOI 10.1186/s43591-020-00002-8
Authors

Francois Galgani, Aleke Stoefen-o Brien, Judith Weis, Christos Ioakeimidis, Qamar Schuyler, Iryna Makarenko, Huw Griffiths, Joan Bondareff, Dick Vethaak, Alan Deidun, Paula Sobral, Konstantinos Topouzelis, Penny Vlahos, Fernanda Lana, Martin Hassellov, Olivia Gerigny, Bera Arsonina, Archis Ambulkar, Maurizio Azzaro, Maria João Bebianno

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 54 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 141 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 141 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 18%
Researcher 18 13%
Student > Master 14 10%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Unspecified 10 7%
Other 25 18%
Unknown 35 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 29 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 11%
Unspecified 12 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 8%
Engineering 9 6%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 45 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 158. 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 23 November 2022.
All research outputs
#215,611
of 22,832,057 outputs
Outputs from Microplastics and Nanoplastics
#2
of 37 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,781
of 498,994 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Microplastics and Nanoplastics
#1
of 2 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,832,057 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 37 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 35.1. This one scored the same or higher as 35 of them.
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