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Exact replication: Foundation of science or game of chance?

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Biology, April 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
8 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
43 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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1 Dimensions

Readers on

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29 Mendeley
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Title
Exact replication: Foundation of science or game of chance?
Published in
PLoS Biology, April 2019
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000188
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sophie K. Piper, Ulrike Grittner, Andre Rex, Nico Riedel, Felix Fischer, Robert Nadon, Bob Siegerink, Ulrich Dirnagl

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 43 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 29 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 24%
Researcher 6 21%
Unspecified 5 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 8 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 24%
Psychology 3 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 10%
Mathematics 2 7%
Other 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 89. 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 16 September 2019.
All research outputs
#188,083
of 13,613,343 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Biology
#544
of 4,306 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,926
of 255,810 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Biology
#11
of 28 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,613,343 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 4,306 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 49.1. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% 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 255,810 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 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 28 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 60% of its contemporaries.