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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 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 (#31 of 433,290)
  • 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
36 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
34 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

Twitter Demographics

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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 23 68%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 21%
Student > Master 5 15%
Other 4 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 9%
Other 7 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 29%
Computer Science 5 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Environmental Science 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 10 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 821. 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 May 2017.
All research outputs
#2,402
of 7,729,567 outputs
Outputs from arXiv
#31
of 433,290 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#235
of 258,289 outputs
Outputs of similar age from arXiv
#4
of 25,345 outputs
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