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How to Make More Published Research True

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Medicine, October 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 3,126)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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Title
How to Make More Published Research True
Published in
PLoS Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001747
Pubmed ID
Authors

John P. A. Ioannidis

Abstract

In a 2005 paper that has been accessed more than a million times, John Ioannidis explained why most published research findings were false. Here he revisits the topic, this time to address how to improve matters. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 1127 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 <1%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 <1%
Student > Bachelor 2 <1%
Student > Master 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 1112 99%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 4 <1%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 <1%
Unspecified 3 <1%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 <1%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 1112 99%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1327. 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 04 September 2019.
All research outputs
#2,191
of 13,645,052 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Medicine
#8
of 3,126 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29
of 231,832 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Medicine
#1
of 57 outputs
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