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Three isn't the magic number

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Medicine, July 2013
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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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 news outlet
twitter
92 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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1 Dimensions

Readers on

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Title
Three isn't the magic number
Published in
Nature Medicine, July 2013
DOI 10.1038/nm0713-807
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael Houghton

Abstract

Most research prizes in biomedicine, from the Nobels to the Laskers, are restricted to three recipients. But in an age of big science, when much larger teams are generally needed to make important research discoveries, all the people who provide seminal contributions deserve to be awarded.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 9%
Unknown 10 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 27%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 18%
Professor 2 18%
Researcher 2 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 27%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 9%
Neuroscience 1 9%
Chemistry 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 70. 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 05 October 2020.
All research outputs
#398,281
of 18,815,546 outputs
Outputs from Nature Medicine
#1,213
of 7,694 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,366
of 168,021 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Medicine
#9
of 113 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,815,546 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 7,694 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 76.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% of its peers.
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