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Who needs a leader?

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2011
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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 (91st percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

1 blog
6 tweeters


1 Dimensions

Readers on

36 Mendeley
Who needs a leader?
Published in
Nature, December 2011
DOI 10.1038/480463b
Pubmed ID

Sadaf Shadan

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 36 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 3%
Turkey 1 3%
France 1 3%
Japan 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 31 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 28%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 8 22%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 17 47%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 11%
Computer Science 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 7 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 January 2012.
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Altmetric has tracked 18,212,054 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 89th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 81,275 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 92.0. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 52% 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 227,451 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 91% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1,036 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 35th percentile – i.e., 35% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.