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We need negative metrics too

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, May 2013
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
82 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

dimensions_citation
10 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
11 Mendeley
citeulike
7 CiteULike
Title
We need negative metrics too
Published in
Nature, May 2013
DOI 10.1038/497439a
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. Britt Holbrook, Kelli R. Barr, Keith Wayne Brown

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 82 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 11 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 18%
United Kingdom 1 9%
Switzerland 1 9%
Spain 1 9%
Sweden 1 9%
Netherlands 1 9%
Unknown 4 36%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 36%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 27%
Librarian 2 18%
Other 1 9%
Professor 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 3 27%
Computer Science 2 18%
Mathematics 1 9%
Unspecified 1 9%
Environmental Science 1 9%
Other 3 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 128. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2017.
All research outputs
#100,249
of 12,368,793 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#9,124
of 64,898 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,148
of 146,575 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#226
of 1,027 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,368,793 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 64,898 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 72.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 146,575 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1,027 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its contemporaries.