May 17, 2022

The Altmetric Top 100 2019 Released, Annual Ranking of the Most Discussed and Shared Scientific Research

From Altmetric/Digital Science:

The annual Altmetric Top 100 highlights research published in 2019 that has generated significant international online attention and discussion – from patents and public policy documents to mainstream media, blogs, Wikipedia, and social media platforms.

The top 10 articles of 2019 are:

  1. Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models (Arxiv, May 2019)
  2. Scientists rise up against statistical significance (Nature, March 2019)
  3. Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism (Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2019)
  4. World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency (BioScience, November 2019)
  5. A Style-Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks (Arxiv, December 2018)
  6. Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior (Science, August 2019)
  7. New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding (Nature Communications, October 2019)
  8. Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial (British Medical Journal, December 2018)
  9. The global tree restoration potential (Science, July 2019)
  10. Civic honesty around the globe (Science, July 2019)


This year’s list features works published in 43 different journals, preprint servers, and government websites. The Harvard University authors appeared most often in the list (11 papers), while the journal Nature featured more than any other (12 times).

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