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Electric defence

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, August 2013
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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 (93rd percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

31 tweeters
1 Facebook page
2 Google+ users
1 Redditor


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Readers on

84 Mendeley
2 CiteULike
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Electric defence
Published in
Nature, August 2013
DOI 10.1038/500404a
Pubmed ID

Alexander Christmann, Erwin Grill

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
France 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Unknown 80 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Student > Bachelor 4 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 4%
Professor 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 56 67%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 6%
Philosophy 2 2%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 55 65%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 09 October 2013.
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Altmetric has tracked 16,730,735 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 77,609 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 88.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 1,030 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.