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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
16 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
55 tweeters

Citations

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23 Dimensions

Readers on

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109 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 55 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 109 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 109 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 19%
Researcher 15 14%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Master 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 28 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 21 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 17%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 10%
Engineering 10 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 5%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 35 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 152. 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 16 May 2021.
All research outputs
#195,247
of 21,190,873 outputs
Outputs from Microplastics and Nanoplastics
#2
of 23 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,375
of 417,812 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Microplastics and Nanoplastics
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,190,873 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 23 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 21 of them.
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