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Research approvals iceberg: how a ‘low-key’ study in England needed 89 professionals to approve it and how we can do better

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, January 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 592)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
50 tweeters

Citations

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1 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
21 Mendeley
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Title
Research approvals iceberg: how a ‘low-key’ study in England needed 89 professionals to approve it and how we can do better
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, January 2019
DOI 10.1186/s12910-018-0339-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mila Petrova, Stephen Barclay

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 21 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 8 38%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Other 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Other 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 11 52%
Social Sciences 3 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 10%
Psychology 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 60. 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 September 2019.
All research outputs
#298,073
of 13,755,459 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#16
of 592 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,282
of 301,501 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,755,459 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 592 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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