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The longer the better: evidence that narwhal tusks are sexually selected

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Letters, March 2020
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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
39 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
141 X users
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
reddit
1 Redditor
video
1 YouTube creator

Citations

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26 Dimensions

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109 Mendeley
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Title
The longer the better: evidence that narwhal tusks are sexually selected
Published in
Biology Letters, March 2020
DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0950
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zackary A. Graham, Eva Garde, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Alexandre V. Palaoro

X Demographics

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 109 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 109 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 26%
Student > Master 10 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Researcher 8 7%
Unspecified 5 5%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 39 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 30%
Environmental Science 10 9%
Unspecified 5 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 42 39%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 442. 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 31 January 2024.
All research outputs
#63,487
of 25,405,598 outputs
Outputs from Biology Letters
#70
of 3,420 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,168
of 391,038 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Letters
#6
of 51 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,405,598 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,420 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 59.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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