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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

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

Citations

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13 Dimensions

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46 Mendeley
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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

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 7%
Sweden 2 4%
Australia 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 36 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Librarian 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 35%
Computer Science 9 20%
Environmental Science 6 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 694. 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 16 October 2020.
All research outputs
#18,036
of 19,192,362 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#2,057
of 83,458 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#162
of 286,412 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#31
of 927 outputs
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