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An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Biology, April 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 (#7 of 5,085)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists
Published in
PLoS Biology, April 2013
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001535
Pubmed ID
Authors

Holly M. Bik, Miriam C. Goldstein

Abstract

Online social media tools can be some of the most rewarding and informative resources for scientists-IF you know how to use them.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 72 5%
United Kingdom 39 3%
Spain 19 1%
Germany 17 1%
Canada 15 1%
France 14 1%
Brazil 14 1%
Australia 10 <1%
South Africa 9 <1%
Other 82 6%
Unknown 1064 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 271 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 255 19%
Student > Master 204 15%
Student > Bachelor 108 8%
Librarian 77 6%
Other 365 27%
Unknown 75 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 383 28%
Social Sciences 194 14%
Computer Science 120 9%
Environmental Science 111 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 70 5%
Other 354 26%
Unknown 123 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1913. 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 08 April 2021.
All research outputs
#2,705
of 18,417,313 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Biology
#7
of 5,085 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10
of 167,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Biology
#1
of 73 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 5,085 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 54.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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