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On the scent of sexual attraction

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, June 2010
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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)

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1 news outlet
7 Wikipedia pages
1 Q&A thread


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46 Mendeley
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On the scent of sexual attraction
Published in
BMC Biology, June 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-8-71
Pubmed ID

Peter A Brennan


A study in the current issue of BMC Biology has identified a mouse major urinary protein as a pheromone that attracts female mice to male urine marks and induces a learned attraction to the volatile urinary odor of the producer.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 46 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 9%
Brazil 2 4%
Switzerland 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Luxembourg 1 2%
Unknown 34 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 39%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 61%
Psychology 7 15%
Chemistry 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 3 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 February 2022.
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Altmetric has tracked 21,840,504 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 1,886 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.5. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its peers.
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