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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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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

Citations

dimensions_citation
70 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
647 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

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 35 5%
United States 24 4%
Germany 11 2%
France 9 1%
United Kingdom 9 1%
Canada 8 1%
Switzerland 5 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Argentina 5 <1%
Other 31 5%
Unknown 505 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 196 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 121 19%
Student > Master 65 10%
Professor 55 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 42 6%
Other 131 20%
Unknown 37 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 353 55%
Environmental Science 127 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 24 4%
Social Sciences 18 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 2%
Other 49 8%
Unknown 66 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 138. 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
#171,608
of 17,690,819 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#80
of 2,682 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#846
of 134,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#1
of 27 outputs
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