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RAMESES publication standards: realist syntheses

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2013
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1 policy source
95 tweeters
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RAMESES publication standards: realist syntheses
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-21
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Geoff Wong, Trish Greenhalgh, Gill Westhorp, Jeanette Buckingham, Ray Pawson


There is growing interest in realist synthesis as an alternative systematic review method. This approach offers the potential to expand the knowledge base in policy-relevant areas - for example, by explaining the success, failure or mixed fortunes of complex interventions. No previous publication standards exist for reporting realist syntheses. This standard was developed as part of the RAMESES (Realist And MEta-narrative Evidence Syntheses: Evolving Standards) project. The project's aim is to produce preliminary publication standards for realist systematic reviews.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 17 5%
Canada 4 1%
United States 4 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 331 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 92 25%
Researcher 78 21%
Student > Master 57 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 19 5%
Other 18 5%
Other 77 21%
Unknown 25 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 114 31%
Social Sciences 79 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 10%
Psychology 24 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 17 5%
Other 40 11%
Unknown 56 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 70. 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 02 October 2019.
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