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Competition: Unlikely partnerships

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, May 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

1 news outlet
3 blogs
33 tweeters
2 Facebook pages


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Readers on

17 Mendeley
Competition: Unlikely partnerships
Published in
Nature, May 2016
DOI 10.1038/533s56a
Pubmed ID

Neil Savage

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 24%
Student > Master 3 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 3 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 12%
Other 4 24%
Unknown 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 46. 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 18 August 2021.
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Altmetric has tracked 18,905,383 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 82,784 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 93.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% 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 273,401 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 95% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 976 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 38th percentile – i.e., 38% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.