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Scientists losing data at a rapid rate

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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
837 tweeters
facebook
42 Facebook pages
googleplus
23 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

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Readers on

mendeley
40 Mendeley
Title
Scientists losing data at a rapid rate
Published by
Nature, December 2013
DOI 10.1038/nature.2013.14416
Authors

Elizabeth Gibney, Richard Van Noorden

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 8%
Spain 2 5%
Sweden 2 5%
Australia 1 3%
Italy 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Germany 1 3%
Unknown 29 73%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 23%
Librarian 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Other 4 10%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 35%
Computer Science 9 23%
Environmental Science 5 13%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 723. 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 11 December 2018.
All research outputs
#8,865
of 14,333,865 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#1,295
of 71,905 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#129
of 256,718 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#29
of 917 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,333,865 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 917 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.