Publication date: 
December 13, 2018
SEATTLE – Two IHME papers are featured in the “Altmetric 100” for 2018, the annual listing by the UK-based data science firm of research that most captured the public’s interest.

The alcohol paper’s lead author was Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou; the forecasting study was led by Dr. Kyle Foreman. Both papers were published in The Lancet.

Altmetric has tracked more than 25 million mentions of 2.8 million articles, studies, and publications. The highest-ever score is 11,980 (as of November 29, 2018), for the article “How Diversity Works,” published in Scientific American in 2014.

“The annual Altmetric Top 100 highlights research published in 2018 that has generated significant international online attention and discussion – from post-publication peer review sites and public policy documents to mainstream media, blogs, Wikipedia, and social media platforms,” according to a company press release.

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