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Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from a large database study

Overview of attention for article published in Scientometrics, April 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 (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
34 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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21 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
85 Mendeley
Title
Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from a large database study
Published in
Scientometrics, April 2018
DOI 10.1007/s11192-018-2750-6
Authors

Marcelo S. Perlin, Takeyoshi Imasato, Denis Borenstein

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 15 18%
Professor 15 18%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 24 28%
Unknown 5 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 9%
Computer Science 8 9%
Psychology 6 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 7%
Other 29 34%
Unknown 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. 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 17 January 2020.
All research outputs
#436,215
of 16,983,585 outputs
Outputs from Scientometrics
#61
of 2,135 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,837
of 284,012 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientometrics
#3
of 61 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,983,585 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,135 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 61 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 96% of its contemporaries.