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Is science in danger of sanctifying the wolf?

Overview of attention for article published in Biological Conservation, June 2012
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Citations

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445 Mendeley
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Title
Is science in danger of sanctifying the wolf?
Published in
Biological Conservation, June 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.03.003
Authors

L. David Mech

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 2%
Brazil 4 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
India 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 10 2%
Unknown 410 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 82 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 80 18%
Student > Bachelor 77 17%
Researcher 66 15%
Other 31 7%
Other 56 13%
Unknown 53 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 231 52%
Environmental Science 89 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 19 4%
Social Sciences 11 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 2%
Other 26 6%
Unknown 62 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. 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 23 August 2022.
All research outputs
#416,055
of 22,087,588 outputs
Outputs from Biological Conservation
#320
of 5,918 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,839
of 143,684 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biological Conservation
#1
of 39 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,087,588 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 5,918 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 23.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its peers.
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