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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2003
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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1 blog
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14 tweeters
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11 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Title
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BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2003
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-3-13
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Authors

Menno Schilthuizen

Abstract

Many groups of land snails show great interspecific diversity in shell ornamentation, which may include spines on the shell and flanges on the aperture. Such structures have been explained as camouflage or defence, but the possibility that they might be under sexual selection has not previously been explored.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 4%
United States 3 3%
Netherlands 2 2%
Belarus 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 92 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 7%
Student > Master 6 6%
Student > Bachelor 4 4%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 31 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 66 63%
Environmental Science 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Social Sciences 1 <1%
Neuroscience 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 31 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 01 September 2013.
All research outputs
#537,243
of 10,753,740 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#172
of 2,187 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,519
of 101,575 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#3
of 28 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 10,753,740 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,187 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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