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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2005
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

Mentioned by

1 blog
1 Q&A thread


313 Dimensions

Readers on

650 Mendeley
11 CiteULike
4 Connotea
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Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2005
DOI 10.1186/gb-2005-6-8-229
Pubmed ID

Patrick D Schloss, Jo Handelsman

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 650 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 21 3%
United Kingdom 8 1%
Germany 7 1%
France 5 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Other 14 2%
Unknown 581 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 171 26%
Researcher 126 19%
Student > Master 87 13%
Student > Bachelor 65 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 40 6%
Other 111 17%
Unknown 50 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 341 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 84 13%
Environmental Science 29 4%
Computer Science 27 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 27 4%
Other 66 10%
Unknown 76 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 18 December 2010.
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Altmetric has tracked 17,389,828 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,592 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.6. This one is in the 42nd percentile – i.e., 42% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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 188,988 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them