PIK research among the top 20 most-discussed papers worldwide in 2019, according to Altmetric

17/12/2019 - The EAT Lancet report by PIK director Johan Rockström and others was published in January 2019 in the medical journal The Lancet. Lighting up paths to feeding a world population of 10 billion people while respecting our planet’s boundaries and our health has earned the paper an enormous amount of online attention and debate, ranking on place 18 of the 100 biggest science stories of 2019.
PIK research among the top 20 most-discussed papers worldwide in 2019, according to Altmetric

The ranking has been broadened this year, and is no longer limited to academic articles. Instead, the 2019 version also encompasses public policy documents or research that was published in mainstream media or on social media, for example. The algorithm ranks science findings along a weighted count of the amount of attention it has received. It places the EAT Lancet report among the top 5 per cent of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.

The London-based company Altmetric aims at measuring the online impacts of scholarly research outputs from all spheres of science. Its annual Top 100 list ranks the research “that has most captured the public’s imagination each year”, as they state on their website.

Weblink to the Altmetric Top 100 ranking: https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2019/

More information on the metrics behind the ranking: https://help.altmetric.com/support/solutions/articles/6000060969-how-is-the-altmetric-attention-score-calculated-

Weblink to the EAT Lancet article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31788-4/fulltext?

Press release to the article: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/lancet-report-healthy-lives-and-a-liveable-planet-for-all-require-major-changes-in-what-we-eat-and-how-we-produce-it

Article: Walter Willett, Johan Rockström, Brent Loken, Marco Springmann, Tim Lang, Sonja Vermeulen, Tara Garnett, David Tilman, Fabrice DeClerck, Amanda Wood, Malin Jonell, Michael Clark, Line J. Gordon, Jessica Fanzo, Corinna Hawkes, Rami Zurayk, Juan A. Rivera, Wim De Vries, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Ashkan Afshin, Abhishek Chaudhary, Mario Herrero, Rina Agustina, Francesco Branca, Anna Lartey, Shenggen Fan, Beatrice Crona, Elisabeth Fox, Victoria Bignet, Max Troell, Therese Lindahl, Sudhvir Singh, Sarah E. Cornell, K. Srinath Reddy, Sunita Narain, Sania Nishtar, Christopher J. L. Murray (2019): Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet. DOI: [10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4]