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Altmetric Top 10 Articles 2016

21 December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve rounded up the 10 papers from our journals that received the highest scores from Altmetric, the platform that collates where research is being shared online. A paper’s Altmetric score is a weighted measure of its mentions in the press and on social media, among others.

In reverse order:

10. Purified galactooligosaccharide, derived from a mixture produced by the enzymic activity of Bifidobacterium bifidum, reduces Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium adhesion and invasion in vitro and in vivo. Published in Journal of Medical Microbiology

9. Genome update: the 1000th genome – a cautionary tale. Published in Microbiology

8. A novel corneal explant model system to evaluate antiviral drugs against feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1). Published in Journal of General Virology

7. Genome-scale rates of evolutionary change in bacteria. Published in Microbial Genomics

6. Varroa destructor is an effective vector of Israeli acute paralysis virus in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Published in Journal of General Virology

5. Declaring a tuberculosis outbreak over with genomic epidemiology. Published in Microbial Genomics

4. Microreact: visualizing and sharing data for genomic epidemiology and phylogeography. Published in Microbial Genomics

3. Bactericidal effects of non-thermal argon plasma in vitro, in biofilms and in the animal model of infected wounds. Published in Journal of Medical Microbiology

2. Novel reovirus associated with epidemic mortality in wild largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Published in Journal of General Virology

1. Zika virus: a previously slow pandemic spreads rapidly through the Americas. Published in Journal of General Virology

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