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Some begging is actually bragging

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, March 2016
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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)

Mentioned by

40 tweeters
2 Facebook pages
1 Google+ user


6 Dimensions

Readers on

14 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
Some begging is actually bragging
Published in
Nature, March 2016
DOI 10.1038/nature17317
Pubmed ID

Douglas W. Mock

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 14 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 7%
Netherlands 1 7%
Unknown 12 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Other 2 14%
Professor 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Other 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 64%
Environmental Science 2 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Neuroscience 1 7%
Chemistry 1 7%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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 16 August 2016.
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Altmetric has tracked 16,669,654 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 77,526 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 88.7. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 62% 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 266,761 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 996 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 26th percentile – i.e., 26% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.