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Making the cut

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, September 2014
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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 (94th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

1 news outlet
1 blog
17 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page
2 Google+ users


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Readers on

57 Mendeley
Making the cut
Published in
Nature, September 2014
DOI 10.1038/nature13751
Pubmed ID

Lorraine S. Symington

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 57 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 4%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 54 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 25%
Researcher 12 21%
Student > Master 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 7%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. 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 04 August 2015.
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Altmetric has tracked 19,560,036 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 84,241 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 94.6. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% 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 219,157 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 94% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 994 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 45th percentile – i.e., 45% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.