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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 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 (81st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (61st percentile)

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141 Mendeley
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Q&A: Single-molecule localization microscopy for biological imaging
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-8-106
Pubmed ID

Ann L McEvoy, Derek Greenfield, Mark Bates, Jan Liphardt

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 141 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 4%
France 4 3%
Germany 3 2%
United States 3 2%
Netherlands 2 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 118 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 38 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 25%
Student > Master 13 9%
Professor 13 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 11 8%
Other 27 19%
Unknown 4 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 89 63%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 10%
Physics and Astronomy 10 7%
Chemistry 5 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 3%
Other 14 10%
Unknown 5 4%

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 14 October 2011.
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Altmetric has tracked 22,653,392 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 81st percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,973 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.4. This one is in the 49th percentile – i.e., 49% 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 94,366 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 81% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 21 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its contemporaries.