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Academia's obsession with quantity

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, September 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 2,090)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
2 blogs
twitter
181 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
13 Facebook pages
googleplus
8 Google+ users
f1000
1 research highlight platform

Citations

dimensions_citation
49 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
587 Mendeley
citeulike
2 CiteULike
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Title
Academia's obsession with quantity
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, September 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2012.05.010
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joern Fischer, Euan G. Ritchie, Jan Hanspach

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 587 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 40 7%
United States 24 4%
Germany 12 2%
United Kingdom 12 2%
France 9 2%
Canada 9 2%
Switzerland 5 <1%
Argentina 5 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Other 32 5%
Unknown 434 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 180 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 122 21%
Student > Master 64 11%
Professor 49 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 36 6%
Other 136 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 343 58%
Environmental Science 114 19%
Unspecified 39 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 23 4%
Social Sciences 15 3%
Other 53 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 145. 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 15 December 2016.
All research outputs
#83,465
of 12,245,726 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#32
of 2,090 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#541
of 115,515 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#1
of 25 outputs
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