Stirling’s Top Ten most shared 2019 articles

Congratulations to all our authors who made it into the Top Ten!!

Here’s the Top Ten 2019 Stirling papers with the highest Altmetric scores showing that they have been widely shared in social media and on the web.

The Altmetric “score of attention” 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, Facebook, government policy documents, etc.).

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).

On the right is the score at time of posting, the score in the donut will continue to change. Click on an Altmetric donut to see the types and details of all the mentions of the research paper.

Score: 2987

Swinburn, B. A., Kraak, V. I., Allender, S., Atkins, V. J., Baker, P. I., Bogard, J. R., …Hastings, G. (2019). The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report. Lancet, 393(10173), 791-846.  

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Score: 1616

Stephens, L., Fuller, D., Boivin, N., Rick, T., Gauthier, N., Kay, A., …Roberts, P. (2019). Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use. Science, 365(6456), 897-902.

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Score: 1319

Kuhl, H. S., Boesch, C., Kulik, L., Haas, F., Arandjelovic, M., Dieguez, P., …Morgan, B. (2019). Human impact erodes chimpanzee behavioral diversity. Science, 363(6434), 1453-1455.

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Score: 915

Oliver, K., & Cairney, P. (2019). The dos and don’ts of influencing policy: a systematic review of advice to academics. Palgrave Communications, 5(1), Art. No. 21.

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Score: 905

Hallingberg, B., Maynard, O., Bauld, L., Brown, R., Gray, L., Lowthian, E., …Moore, G. (2019). Have e-cigarettes renormalised or displaced youth smoking? Results of a segmented regression analysis of repeated cross sectional survey data in England, Scotland and Wales. Tobacco Control (Available Online)

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Score: 880

Laverty, A. A., Kypridemos, C., Seferidi, P., Vamos, E. P., Pearson-Stuttard, J., Collins, B., …Millett, C. (2019). Quantifying the impact of the Public Health Responsibility Deal on salt intake, cardiovascular disease and gastric cancer burdens: Interrupted time series and microsimulation study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73(9), 881-887.

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Score: 772

Critchlow, N., MacKintosh, A. M., Thomas, C., Hooper, L., & Vohra, J. (2019). Awareness of alcohol marketing, ownership of alcohol branded merchandise, and the association with alcohol consumption, higher-risk drinking, and drinking susceptibility in adolescents and young adults: a cross-sectional survey in the UK. BMJ Open, 9(3), Art. No. e025297.

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Score: 766

Wyke, S., Bunn, C., Andersen, E., Silva, M. N., van Nassau, F., McSkimming, P., …Lemyre, N. (2019). The effect of a programme to improve men’s sedentary time and physical activity: The European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 16(2), Art. No. e1002736.  

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Score: 764

Sumpter, C., Mohan, A., McKell, J., Lewsey, J., Emslie, C., & Fitzgerald, N. (2019). How did a lower drink-drive limit affect bar trade and drinking practices? A qualitative study of how alcohol retailers experienced a change in policy. Drug and Alcohol Review (Available online)

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Score: 746

Ford, A., MacKintosh, A. M., Moodie, C., Kuipers, M., Hastings, G., & Bauld, L. (2019). Impact of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in retail outlets on never smoking youth in the UK: findings from a repeat cross-sectional survey before, during and after implementation. Tobacco Control (Available Online)

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