Our study still remains high in its online altimetric scores many months after its publication. According to the PNAS website, our article lies in the top 5% of all articles ranked by attention. It is reported to make very good compared to articles of the same age (99th percentile). So far Altmetric has tracked 24,829 articles from this journal. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean score of 15.7 vs the global average of 5.1. Our PNAS Kawasaki article has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers. More generally, Altimetric has tracked 2,793,987 articles across all journals so far. Compared to these this article has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it’s in the top 5% of all articles ever tracked by Altimetric.
We see that our study has caught a lot of attention. More to come, stay tuned!
Article PNAS-USA Number #14-00380: “Tropospheric winds from northeastern China carry the etiologic agent of Kawasaki disease from its source to Japan,” by Xavier Rodó et al.