Altmetric’s High Five – Reddit, steady, go!

By 06.07.18

Welcome to the Altmetric High Five in association with the Science Council. On a monthly basis, the High Five posts examine a selection of the most popular research outputs Altmetric has seen attention for that month.

This month we’ll be focusing on the papers published in May that we’ve tracked the most attention for on Reddit.

The original post can be found on the Altmetric blog here. Links to all papers included can be found in the Reference section at the end.

1 Heroin Hypothesis

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Our first paper is “Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed” published in British Medical Journal, discusses the desire to legalise drugs for recreational and medicinal usage. The paper highlights the policy changes implemented in Portugal to reflect on how this could be done in other countries.

This publication was shared by 8 users on 10 different threads.

 

2 Electric Canary in the Coal Mine

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The publication with the second most Reddit attention is “Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem”, published in Joule, discusses the quantity of energy required to mine Bitcoin.

This publication was shared by 9 users on 9 different threads.

3 Seeing the forest through the large-diameter trees

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The third paper “Global importance of large-diameter trees”, published in Global Ecology & Biogeography highlights the contribution of large-diameter trees to the biomass of forests.

This publication was shared by 9 users on 7 different threads.

4 Comparing and contrasting

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Our fourth publication is “Five-Year Suicidal Ideation Trajectories Among Women Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion”, published in American Journal of Psychiatry.

This publication was shared by 6 users on 7 different threads.

5 Historical Carbon Cycle

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Our final paper “Lead pollution recorded in Greenland ice indicates European emissions tracked plagues, wars, and imperial expansion during antiquity” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

This publication was shared by 6 users on 6 different threads.

References:

  1. Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed
  2. Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem
  3. Global importance of large-diameter trees
  4. Five-Year Suicidal Ideation Trajectories Among Women Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion
  5. Lead pollution recorded in Greenland ice indicates European emissions tracked plagues, wars, and imperial expansion during antiquity

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