More read than 13 million articles: Altmetric is recording high attention for the article «Beyond decolonizing: global intellectual history and reconstruction of a comparative method« by the global historian of ideas Dag Herbjørnsrud (founder of SGOKI).
The article was published in the Routledge journal Global Intellectual History on May 10, 2019. Within four weeks, it was listed as number 2 at the journal’s «most read» list; JGA Pocock’s latest article («On the unglobality of contexts«, January 2019) is 3rd.
At the same time, «Beyond decolonizing» has been included among the top 5 percent of most widely shared research articles ever published. That is across all disciplines and compared to over 13 million science articles, according to Altmetric.
Altmetric also states: «High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)»
Thus: «Altmetric has tracked 13,042,915 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it’s in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.»
Yet, more than 247,000 articles have gotten more attenction throughout history. Among the more recent articles, «Beyond decolonizing» is approximately number 7,200 among 193,000 outputs.
The text has been most widely shared on Twitter (Facebook posts are yet to be registered). Users in the United States and the United Kingdom (UK) top the list of article Tweeters when it comes to geographical breakdown. The article is also shared from people in Brazil, South Africa, and Singapore.