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Positive results receive more citations, but only in some disciplines

Overview of attention for article published in Scientometrics, May 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#29 of 1,450)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
6 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

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25 Dimensions

Readers on

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53 Mendeley
Title
Positive results receive more citations, but only in some disciplines
Published in
Scientometrics, May 2012
DOI 10.1007/s11192-012-0757-y
Authors

Daniele Fanelli

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
Malaysia 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 44 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Librarian 5 9%
Other 15 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 15%
Computer Science 7 13%
Psychology 5 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 8%
Other 17 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 63. 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 October 2017.
All research outputs
#214,456
of 11,895,477 outputs
Outputs from Scientometrics
#29
of 1,450 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,367
of 108,056 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientometrics
#1
of 16 outputs
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