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Selfish genes: a green beard in the red fire ant

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, August 1998
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  • 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

1 blog
1 policy source
2 tweeters
6 Wikipedia pages


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Readers on

566 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
1 Connotea
Selfish genes: a green beard in the red fire ant
Published in
Nature, August 1998
DOI 10.1038/29064

Laurent Keller, Kenneth G. Ross

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 3%
France 6 1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
India 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 516 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 128 23%
Student > Bachelor 115 20%
Researcher 94 17%
Student > Master 79 14%
Professor 33 6%
Other 86 15%
Unknown 31 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 367 65%
Environmental Science 40 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 7%
Psychology 15 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 1%
Other 44 8%
Unknown 53 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 July 2020.
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Altmetric has tracked 17,351,915 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 79,621 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 89.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 55% of its peers.
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