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The relationship between quality of research and citation frequency

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, September 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
2 blogs
twitter
3 tweeters

Citations

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92 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
107 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
connotea
2 Connotea
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Title
The relationship between quality of research and citation frequency
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, September 2006
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-6-42
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pentti Nieminen, James Carpenter, Gerta Rucker, Martin Schumacher

Abstract

Citation counts are often regarded as a measure of the utilization and contribution of published articles. The objective of this study is to assess whether statistical reporting and statistical errors in the analysis of the primary outcome are associated with the number of citations received.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 4%
United States 4 4%
Spain 2 2%
South Africa 2 2%
Denmark 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 88 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 17%
Researcher 15 14%
Student > Master 14 13%
Other 10 9%
Librarian 10 9%
Other 37 35%
Unknown 3 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 24%
Computer Science 13 12%
Social Sciences 11 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 6%
Other 24 22%
Unknown 18 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 21 September 2019.
All research outputs
#1,333,763
of 15,886,334 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#217
of 1,493 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,270,435
of 14,884,295 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#217
of 1,490 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,886,334 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,493 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 1,490 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its contemporaries.