This article is part 1 of a series reviewing selected papers from Altmetric’s list of the top 100 most-discussed scholarly works of 2019.
As we did in 2018, 2017 and 2016, we’re once again taking an end-of-year look at the open access works related to knowledge management from Altmetric’s list of the top 100 most-mentioned scholarly outputs published over the previous year.
To prepare the top 100 list for 2019, Altmetric tracked over 62.5 million mentions of 2.7 million research outputs covering the 365 days up to 15 November 2019.
Altmetric advises that while the list includes only works created by researchers, this year’s list is a departure from years past because it includes systematic reviews, researchers’ letters to the editor, case studies submitted to medical journals, and many other kinds of scholarly contributions. These changes were made to highlight the many ways that researchers can be influential through their scholarship, and Altmetric also hopes that these changes will bring attention to the fact that many factors can influence the attention that research receives.
The open access works related to knowledge management from the 2019 list will be presented in a series of articles between December 2019 and February 2020. These articles are:
- #85 of 100 – Changing demographics of scientific careers: The rise of the temporary workforce
- #87 of 100 – The mental trick that makes it seem like subsequent generations are in decline
- #89 of 100 – The radicalization pathways on YouTube
- #90 of 100 – Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations
- #97 of 100 – The digital invisibility cloak that can effectively hide a person from security cameras.