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Games with a scientific purpose

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
6 blogs
twitter
32 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
4 Google+ users
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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53 Dimensions

Readers on

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103 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
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Title
Games with a scientific purpose
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2011
DOI 10.1186/gb-2011-12-12-135
Pubmed ID
Authors

Benjamin M Good, Andrew I Su

Abstract

The protein folding game Foldit shows that games are an effective way to recruit, engage and organize ordinary citizens to help solve difficult scientific problems.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 103 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 6%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Brazil 2 2%
Finland 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
Kenya 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 83 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 21%
Researcher 19 18%
Student > Master 17 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 13 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 4 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 27%
Computer Science 24 23%
Social Sciences 9 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 8%
Engineering 6 6%
Other 23 22%
Unknown 5 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. 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 06 April 2020.
All research outputs
#432,290
of 18,810,596 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#344
of 3,766 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,091
of 233,292 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#4
of 186 outputs
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