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We simply cannot go on being so vague about ‘function’

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2018
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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 (94th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
3 blogs
twitter
212 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Readers on

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88 Mendeley
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Title
We simply cannot go on being so vague about ‘function’
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13059-018-1600-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

W. Ford Doolittle

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 88 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 31%
Researcher 22 25%
Professor 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Student > Master 5 6%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 26%
Computer Science 6 7%
Engineering 2 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 2%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 130. 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 09 January 2020.
All research outputs
#181,187
of 17,487,706 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#105
of 3,608 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,438
of 395,151 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#14
of 227 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,487,706 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,608 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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 395,151 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 227 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its contemporaries.