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How well developed are altmetrics? A cross-disciplinary analysis of the presence of ‘alternative metrics’ in scientific publications

Overview of attention for article published in Scientometrics, March 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 1,884)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
4 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
57 tweeters
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

dimensions_citation
222 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
411 Mendeley
citeulike
6 CiteULike
Title
How well developed are altmetrics? A cross-disciplinary analysis of the presence of ‘alternative metrics’ in scientific publications
Published in
Scientometrics, March 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11192-014-1264-0
Authors

Zohreh Zahedi, Rodrigo Costas, Paul Wouters

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 14 3%
Spain 13 3%
United Kingdom 7 2%
Canada 6 1%
Germany 6 1%
South Africa 6 1%
Netherlands 5 1%
Japan 3 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
Other 25 6%
Unknown 323 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 102 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 13%
Student > Master 48 12%
Researcher 42 10%
Other 32 8%
Other 96 23%
Unknown 39 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 148 36%
Computer Science 94 23%
Arts and Humanities 28 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 13 3%
Other 60 15%
Unknown 54 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 68. 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 24 November 2017.
All research outputs
#297,239
of 14,757,618 outputs
Outputs from Scientometrics
#32
of 1,884 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,141
of 220,542 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientometrics
#1
of 54 outputs
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