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The discipline dependence of citation statistics

Overview of attention for article published in Scientometrics, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (62nd percentile)

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Citations

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Title
The discipline dependence of citation statistics
Published in
Scientometrics, January 2010
DOI 10.1007/s11192-010-0162-3
Authors

Eva Lillquist, Sheldon Green

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 5%
Croatia 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
Unknown 37 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 15%
Professor 5 12%
Librarian 5 12%
Other 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 16 39%
Engineering 7 17%
Computer Science 6 15%
Unspecified 3 7%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Other 7 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 02 December 2016.
All research outputs
#2,814,494
of 12,323,844 outputs
Outputs from Scientometrics
#521
of 1,515 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,391
of 196,568 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientometrics
#11
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,323,844 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 77th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,515 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 8.8. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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