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Studying the silent side of birdsong

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 2014
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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 (87th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (53rd percentile)

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1 tweeter

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Title
Studying the silent side of birdsong
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12915-014-0062-8
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Authors

Gonçalo C Cardoso

Abstract

The quality of complex communication signals, such as birdsong, is difficult to assess and compare across individuals or species. A new study on skylark song avoids the problem of signal complexity by assessing motor performance during the silent gaps of songs. This provides a metric of song quality applicable to species with very diverse songs, which facilitates novel types of analyses and comparisons in avian bioacoustics.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 4%
Costa Rica 1 4%
Unknown 21 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 26%
Student > Master 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Professor 2 9%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 70%
Environmental Science 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 03 September 2014.
All research outputs
#408,397
of 4,507,778 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#216
of 653 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,659
of 110,309 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#12
of 26 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,507,778 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 653 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 11.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its peers.
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