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The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics

Overview of attention for article published in EPJ Data Science, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 368)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
twitter
88 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
51 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
91 Mendeley
citeulike
3 CiteULike
Title
The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics
Published in
EPJ Data Science, January 2014
DOI 10.1140/epjds20
Authors

Anna Samoilenko, Taha Yasseri

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 88 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 91 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Japan 2 2%
Switzerland 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Ghana 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Taiwan 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 74 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 23%
Researcher 13 14%
Librarian 10 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 10%
Student > Master 9 10%
Other 23 25%
Unknown 6 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 27 30%
Computer Science 24 26%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 8%
Arts and Humanities 5 5%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 11 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 153. 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 30 April 2021.
All research outputs
#217,414
of 22,487,039 outputs
Outputs from EPJ Data Science
#15
of 368 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,218
of 293,099 outputs
Outputs of similar age from EPJ Data Science
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,487,039 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 368 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 45.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
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