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Through the Front Door: Why Do Organizations (Still) Prefer Legacy Applicants?

Overview of attention for article published in American Sociological Review, September 2022
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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 (96th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
twitter
60 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
2 Redditors

Readers on

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13 Mendeley
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Title
Through the Front Door: Why Do Organizations (Still) Prefer Legacy Applicants?
Published in
American Sociological Review, September 2022
DOI 10.1177/00031224221122889
Authors

Emilio J. Castilla, Ethan J. Poskanzer

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 62%
Student > Master 2 15%
Researcher 1 8%
Unknown 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 7 54%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Unknown 4 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 58. 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 29 November 2022.
All research outputs
#614,017
of 22,626,033 outputs
Outputs from American Sociological Review
#237
of 1,740 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,635
of 343,475 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Sociological Review
#2
of 5 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,626,033 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,740 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 38.1. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 5 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 3 of them.