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Stop government picking professors

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

32 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Google+ user

Readers on

13 Mendeley
Stop government picking professors
Published in
Nature, December 2016
DOI 10.1038/540341a
Pubmed ID

Luigi Nicolais

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 15%
Estonia 1 8%
Unknown 10 77%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 31%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 15%
Student > Bachelor 2 15%
Other 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 31%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 15%
Psychology 1 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 8%
Environmental Science 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Unknown 2 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 21 January 2017.
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Altmetric has tracked 15,076,789 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 73,668 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 82.6. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 60% of its peers.
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