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Altmetric Releases Its List of Top 100 Research Topics for 2020

Altmetric announced its annual list of the year’s most discussed and shared research. The 2020 Altmetric Top 100 covers sources that garnered international online attention, including public policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia, and social media. The research topics come from all disciplines, and the list reports the top five works by Altmetric Attention Score from 20 subjects.

According to the press release, “Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 research accounts for roughly 30% 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.” The other two most popular topics were “climate change and racism. In a year that saw global lockdowns and a corresponding dip in CO2 emissions, it’s no wonder that 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.” Also, “two articles in the Top 100 discuss and reflect on police violence and reform whilst others discuss the subject of institutional racism in academia.”

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