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Species definitions shape policy

Overview of attention for article published in Science, September 2018
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (63rd percentile)

Mentioned by

2 news outlets
1 blog
86 tweeters
1 Facebook page


2 Dimensions

Readers on

10 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
Species definitions shape policy
Published in
Science, September 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aav3437
Pubmed ID

Euan G. Ritchie, Bradley P. Smith, Lily M. van Eeden, Dale G. Nimmo

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 86 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 10 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 50%
Other 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Professor 1 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 30%
Environmental Science 1 10%
Unknown 2 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 69. 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 12 March 2019.
All research outputs
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Outputs of similar age
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Outputs of similar age from Science
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Altmetric has tracked 15,140,715 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 65,835 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 49.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 275,540 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1,169 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 63% of its contemporaries.