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Leicester research makes Altmetric Top 100 list for 2015

Three research projects involving Leicester academics have featured in the Altmetric 2015 Top 100, which recognises the most shared and discussed academic research of the year worldwide.

The studies in the Top 100 featuring Leicester researchers are:

  • #28: 'Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013'. Papers available here.
  • #36: 'Global, regional, and national age–sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013'. Papers available here.
  • #53: 'Identification of the remains of King Richard III'. Paper available here.

The Top 100 is an annually released list of the academic papers published in the last year that have received the most attention in the sources tracked by Altmetric.

Euan Adie, the founder of Altmetric, said: "Altmetric tracks what people are saying about academic research online to provide additional insights to publishers, authors, libraries and institutions. The annual top 100 ranking is determined by the volume of coverage each article has received in the mainstream media, as well as shares and comments on blogs, Wikipedia, social media platforms (including Twitter, Reddit and Facebook), and in scholarly spaces such as post-publication peer-review forums." 

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