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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
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 4,241)
  • 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 25 2%
United Kingdom 16 1%
France 11 <1%
Germany 10 <1%
Spain 7 <1%
Netherlands 5 <1%
Australia 5 <1%
Sweden 5 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Other 36 3%
Unknown 1118 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 282 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 197 16%
Student > Master 149 12%
Other 109 9%
Professor 90 7%
Other 325 26%
Unknown 91 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 249 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 216 17%
Psychology 128 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 76 6%
Computer Science 53 4%
Other 363 29%
Unknown 158 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1277. 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 06 October 2021.
All research outputs
#7,303
of 21,251,543 outputs
Outputs from PLOS Medicine
#21
of 4,241 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42
of 252,367 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS Medicine
#1
of 57 outputs
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