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Citation networks of related trials are often disconnected: implications for bidirectional citation searches

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, July 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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11 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Citation networks of related trials are often disconnected: implications for bidirectional citation searches
Published in
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, July 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.11.015
Pubmed ID
Authors

Karen A. Robinson, Adam G. Dunn, Guy Tsafnat, Paul Glasziou

Abstract

Reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) should set findings within the context of previous research. The resulting network of citations would also provide an alternative search method for clinicians, researchers, and systematic reviewers seeking to base decisions on all available evidence. We sought to determine the connectedness of citation networks of RCTs by examining direct (referenced trials) and indirect (through references of referenced trials, etc) citation of trials to one another.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Denmark 1 3%
Australia 1 3%
Unknown 36 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 20%
Librarian 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Other 9 23%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 40%
Social Sciences 5 13%
Psychology 2 5%
Computer Science 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 11 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 2021.
All research outputs
#4,288,443
of 21,344,814 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
#1,436
of 3,801 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,286
of 207,129 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
#8
of 34 outputs
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