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The ecstasy and the agony of the altmetric score

Overview of attention for article published in Scientometrics, May 2016
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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 (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
30 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
45 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
115 Mendeley
citeulike
4 CiteULike
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Title
The ecstasy and the agony of the altmetric score
Published in
Scientometrics, May 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11192-016-1991-5
Authors

Christian Gumpenberger, Wolfgang Glänzel, Juan Gorraiz

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 30 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 115 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 3%
Spain 2 2%
South Africa 2 2%
Netherlands 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 99 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 32 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 16%
Researcher 15 13%
Other 13 11%
Student > Master 6 5%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 12 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 48 42%
Computer Science 18 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 6%
Chemistry 6 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 4%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 16 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 2019.
All research outputs
#950,534
of 19,407,560 outputs
Outputs from Scientometrics
#176
of 2,402 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,480
of 277,410 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientometrics
#5
of 63 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,407,560 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 2,402 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 277,410 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 63 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its contemporaries.