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The terminator

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, February 2017
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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 (98th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

Mentioned by

17 news outlets
3 blogs
75 tweeters
4 Facebook pages
3 Wikipedia pages
3 Google+ users


1 Dimensions

Readers on

91 Mendeley
The terminator
Published in
Nature, February 2017
DOI 10.1038/542512a
Pubmed ID

Laurence Suhner

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 91 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
Brazil 1 1%
Chile 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Israel 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 80 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 19%
Student > Bachelor 16 18%
Student > Master 10 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 11%
Researcher 8 9%
Other 21 23%
Unknown 9 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 20%
Arts and Humanities 17 19%
Engineering 7 8%
Computer Science 5 5%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 27 30%
Unknown 13 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 220. 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 05 May 2021.
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Altmetric has tracked 19,368,131 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 83,841 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 94.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% 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 272,745 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 98% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 886 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its contemporaries.