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The Case Against Patents

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Economic Perspectives, February 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 1,307)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
3 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
704 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
31 Google+ users
reddit
6 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
106 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1 Mendeley
citeulike
4 CiteULike
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Title
The Case Against Patents
Published in
Journal of Economic Perspectives, February 2013
DOI 10.1257/jep.27.1.3
Authors

Michele Boldrin, David K Levine

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 1 Mendeley reader of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 1000%
Brazil 6 600%
Germany 3 300%
Netherlands 3 300%
United Kingdom 3 300%
Japan 2 200%
Finland 2 200%
Belgium 1 100%
Luxembourg 1 100%
Other 8 800%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 76 7600%
Student > Master 69 6900%
Student > Bachelor 49 4900%
Researcher 27 2700%
Student > Doctoral Student 26 2600%
Other 110 11000%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 123 12300%
Business, Management and Accounting 55 5500%
Social Sciences 53 5300%
Unspecified 31 3100%
Engineering 17 1700%
Other 78 7800%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 712. 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 10 August 2019.
All research outputs
#7,885
of 13,381,812 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Economic Perspectives
#6
of 1,307 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#64
of 241,179 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Economic Perspectives
#1
of 25 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,381,812 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,307 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 36.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 25 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.