Men set their own cites high: Gender and self-citation across fields and over time

Overview of attention for article published in arXiv, June 2016
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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 425,391)
  • 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
35 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
618 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors

Readers on

mendeley
31 Mendeley
Title
Men set their own cites high: Gender and self-citation across fields and over time
Published in
arXiv, June 2016
Authors

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

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 6%
United Kingdom 2 6%
United States 2 6%
Spain 1 3%
Australia 1 3%
Luxembourg 1 3%
Czech Republic 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Unknown 20 65%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 23%
Student > Master 4 13%
Other 3 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Other 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 32%
Computer Science 4 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 13%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Arts and Humanities 2 6%
Other 9 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 813. 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 23 April 2017.
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#2,336
of 7,602,365 outputs
Outputs from arXiv
#32
of 425,391 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#238
of 256,951 outputs
Outputs of similar age from arXiv
#4
of 25,361 outputs
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