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Git can facilitate greater reproducibility and increased transparency in science

Overview of attention for article published in Source Code for Biology and Medicine, 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 (#2 of 123)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
blogs
13 blogs
twitter
192 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
3 Facebook pages
googleplus
24 Google+ users

Citations

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66 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
352 Mendeley
citeulike
25 CiteULike
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Title
Git can facilitate greater reproducibility and increased transparency in science
Published in
Source Code for Biology and Medicine, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1751-0473-8-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Karthik Ram

Abstract

Reproducibility is the hallmark of good science. Maintaining a high degree of transparency in scientific reporting is essential not just for gaining trust and credibility within the scientific community but also for facilitating the development of new ideas. Sharing data and computer code associated with publications is becoming increasingly common, motivated partly in response to data deposition requirements from journals and mandates from funders. Despite this increase in transparency, it is still difficult to reproduce or build upon the findings of most scientific publications without access to a more complete workflow.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 39 11%
Spain 8 2%
Germany 8 2%
Brazil 6 2%
Canada 5 1%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Norway 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Other 19 5%
Unknown 253 72%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 102 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 94 27%
Student > Master 30 9%
Student > Bachelor 23 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 5%
Other 84 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 115 33%
Computer Science 46 13%
Engineering 26 7%
Environmental Science 25 7%
Unspecified 23 7%
Other 117 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 272. 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 27 July 2017.
All research outputs
#39,510
of 12,587,986 outputs
Outputs from Source Code for Biology and Medicine
#2
of 123 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#366
of 143,149 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Source Code for Biology and Medicine
#1
of 2 outputs
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