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Good dirt with good friends

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, January 2014
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

30 tweeters
2 Facebook pages
1 Redditor


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Readers on

119 Mendeley
Good dirt with good friends
Published in
Nature, January 2014
DOI 10.1038/nature12849
Pubmed ID

Mark A. Bradford

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 30 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 119 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 5%
Germany 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 104 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 29%
Researcher 28 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Student > Master 10 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 5%
Other 20 17%
Unknown 9 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 60 50%
Environmental Science 38 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 2%
Social Sciences 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 14 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 24 April 2014.
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Altmetric has tracked 17,986,329 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 80,803 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 91.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 59% 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 276,671 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 92% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 897 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 37th percentile – i.e., 37% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.