Stirling’s Top Ten most shared articles of 2016

Here’s the Top Ten Stirling papers with the highest Altmetric scores during 2016!


Most of these papers are available to download immediately from the links in the references below (the link goes to the record in the University’s repository, STORRE).  If the full-text is embargoed use the ‘Request a copy’ button at the foot of the STORRE record.


The Altmetric score is a weighted metric that is based on counts of mentions in the various sources Altmetric tracks (social media sites, blog posts, news stories, Wikipedia, mendeley, Facebook, government policy documents, etc.).


The number on the left shows the 2016 Altmetric score. The number in the coloured donut is the paper’s all time Altmetric score. Click on a donut to see the types and details of all the mentions of the research paper.


1. Score in 2016: 891

Ripple, W. J., Chapron, G., López-Bao, J. V., Durant, S. M., Macdonald, D. W., Lindsey, P. A., Bennett, E. L., Beschta, R. L., Bruskotter, J. T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Corlett, R. T., Darimont, C. T., Dickman, A. J., Dirzo, R., Dublin, H. T., Estes, J. A., Everatt, K. T., Galetti, M., Goswami, V. R., Hayward, M. W., Hedges, S., Hoffmann, M., Hunter, L. T. B., Kerley, G. I. H., Letnic, M., Levi, T., Maisels, F., Morrison, J. C., Nelson, M. P., Newsome, T. M., Painter, L., Pringle, R. M., Sandom, C. J., Terborgh, J., Treves, A., Van Valkenburgh, B., Vucetich, J. A., Wirsing, A. J., Wallach, A. D., Wolf, C., Woodroffe, R., Young, H., & Zhang, L. (2016). Saving the World’s Terrestrial Megafauna. BioScience, 66(10), 807-812. doi:10.1093/biosci/biw092


2. Score in 2016: 417

O’Brien, K., Forrest, W., Lynott, D., & Daly, M. (2013). Racism, gun ownership and gun control: biased attitudes in US whites may influence policy decisions. PloS one, 8(10). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077552


3. Score in 2016: 408

Macnaughton, L. S., Wardle, S. L., Witard, O. C., McGlory, C., Hamilton, D. L., Jeromson, S., Lawrence, C. E., Wallis, G. A., & Tipton, K. D. (2016). The response of muscle protein synthesis following whole-body resistance exercise is greater following 40 g than 20 g of ingested whey protein. Physiological Reports, 4(15). doi:10.14814/phy2.12893


4. Score in 2016: 352

Maughan, R. J., Watson, P., Cordery, P. A. A., Walsh, N. P., Oliver, S. J., Dolci, A., Rodriguez-Sanchez, N., & Galloway, S. D. R. (2016). A randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status: Development of a beverage hydration index. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(3), 717-723. doi:10.3945/ajcn.115.114769


5. Score in 2016: 300

Allen, C.Cobey, K. D., Havlí?ek, J., & Roberts, S. C. (2016). The impact of artificial fragrances on the assessment of mate quality cues in body odor. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(6), 481-489. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.05.001


6. Score in 2016: 289

Witard, O. C., McGlory, C., Hamilton, D. L., & Phillips, S. M. (2016). Growing older with health and vitality: a nexus of physical activity, exercise and nutrition. Biogerontology, 17(3), 529-546. doi:10.1007/s10522-016-9637-9


7. Score in 2016: 233

Close, G. L., Hamilton, D. L., Philp, A., Burke, L. M., & Morton, J. P. (2016). New strategies in sport nutrition to increase exercise performance. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 98, 144-158. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.01.016


8. Score in 2016: 220

Mileva, V. R., Jones, A. L., Russell, R., & Little, A. C. (2016). Sex Differences in the Perceived Dominance and Prestige of Women With and Without Cosmetics. Perception, 45(10), 1166-1183. doi:10.1177/0301006616652053


9. Score in 2016: 203

Chazdon, R. L., Broadbent, E. N., Rozendaal, D. M. A., Bongers, F., Zambrano, A. M. A., Aide, T. M., Balvanera, P., Becknell, J. M., Boukili, V., Brancalion, P. H. S., Craven, D., Almeida-Cortez, J. S., Cabral, G. A. L., de Jong, B., Denslow, J. S., Dent, D. H., DeWalt, S. J., Dupuy, J. M., Duran, S. M., Espirito-Santo, M. M., Fandino, M. C., Cesar, R. G., Hall, J. S., Hernandez-Stefanoni, J. L., Jakovac, C. C., Junqueira, A. B., Kennard, D., Letcher, S. G., Lohbeck, M., Martinez-Ramos, M., Massoca, P., Meave, J. A., Mesquita, R., Mora, F., Munoz, R., Muscarella, R., Nunes, Y. R. F., Ochoa-Gaona, S., Orihuela-Belmonte, E., Pena-Claros, M., Perez-Garcia, E. A., Piotto, D., Powers, J. S., Rodriguez-Velazquez, J., Romero-Perez, I. E., Ruiz, J., Saldarriaga, J. G., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Schwartz, N. B., Steininger, M. K., Swenson, N. G., Uriarte, M., van Breugel, M., van der Wal, H., Veloso, M. D. M., Vester, H., Vieira, I. C. G., Bentos, T. V., Williamson, G. B., & Poorter, L. (2016). Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics. Science Advances, 2(5). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501639


10. Score in 2016: 202

Egan, M., Daly, M., & Delaney, L. (2016). Adolescent psychological distress, unemployment, and the Great Recession: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997. Social Science and Medicine, 156, 98-105. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.013



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