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Ebolavirus in West Africa, and the use of experimental therapies or vaccines

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, September 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 (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
21 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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17 Dimensions

Readers on

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59 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
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Title
Ebolavirus in West Africa, and the use of experimental therapies or vaccines
Published in
BMC Biology, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12915-014-0080-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Thomas Hoenen, Heinz Feldmann

Abstract

Response to the current ebolavirus outbreak based on traditional control measures has so far been insufficient to prevent the virus from spreading rapidly. This has led to urgent discussions on the use of experimental therapies and vaccines untested in humans and existing in limited quantities, raising political, strategic, technical and ethical questions.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 59 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 3%
Turkey 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Japan 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 53 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 17%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Master 8 14%
Librarian 6 10%
Professor 5 8%
Other 18 31%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 25%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Other 13 22%
Unknown 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 26 November 2014.
All research outputs
#794,213
of 14,159,806 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#237
of 1,235 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,888
of 211,502 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#2
of 13 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,159,806 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,235 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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