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Men Set Their Own Cites High: Gender and Self-citation across Fields and over Time

Overview of attention for article published in Socius, December 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 718)
  • 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

news
90 news outlets
blogs
21 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
1302 X users
facebook
8 Facebook pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

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256 Dimensions

Readers on

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300 Mendeley
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Title
Men Set Their Own Cites High: Gender and Self-citation across Fields and over Time
Published in
Socius, December 2017
DOI 10.1177/2378023117738903
Authors

Molly M. King, Carl T. Bergstrom, Shelley J. Correll, Jennifer Jacquet, Jevin D. West

X Demographics

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 300 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 291 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 19%
Researcher 44 15%
Student > Master 33 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 25 8%
Professor 21 7%
Other 65 22%
Unknown 56 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 62 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 8%
Computer Science 15 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 5%
Psychology 14 5%
Other 103 34%
Unknown 67 22%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1717. 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 06 February 2024.
All research outputs
#6,109
of 25,413,176 outputs
Outputs from Socius
#1
of 718 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81
of 445,725 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Socius
#1
of 13 outputs
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