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Theory and practise of the g-index

Overview of attention for article published in Scientometrics, June 2013
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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 (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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1 blog
policy
1 policy source
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages

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202 Mendeley
citeulike
7 CiteULike
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1 Connotea
Title
Theory and practise of the g-index
Published in
Scientometrics, June 2013
DOI 10.1007/s11192-006-0144-7
Authors

Leo Egghe

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 202 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 4%
Germany 7 3%
Netherlands 4 2%
Spain 4 2%
France 3 1%
South Africa 3 1%
Brazil 3 1%
Denmark 3 1%
Australia 2 <1%
Other 15 7%
Unknown 149 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 48 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 17%
Student > Master 25 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 19 9%
Librarian 18 9%
Other 58 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 62 31%
Social Sciences 35 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 12 6%
Engineering 12 6%
Other 67 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 05 June 2017.
All research outputs
#838,534
of 8,713,305 outputs
Outputs from Scientometrics
#192
of 1,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,869
of 242,668 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientometrics
#5
of 35 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 8,713,305 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,329 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% 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 242,668 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 88% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 35 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its contemporaries.