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The relationship between quality of research and citation frequency

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, September 2006
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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 (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
2 blogs
twitter
3 tweeters

Citations

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Readers on

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95 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
connotea
2 Connotea
Title
The relationship between quality of research and citation frequency
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, September 2006
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-6-42
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pentti Nieminen, James Carpenter, Gerta Rucker, Martin Schumacher

Abstract

Citation counts are often regarded as a measure of the utilization and contribution of published articles. The objective of this study is to assess whether statistical reporting and statistical errors in the analysis of the primary outcome are associated with the number of citations received.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 4%
United States 4 4%
Spain 2 2%
South Africa 2 2%
Denmark 1 1%
Turkey 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Norway 1 1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 76 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 15%
Student > Master 11 12%
Librarian 10 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 9%
Other 36 38%
Unknown 1 1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 24%
Computer Science 13 14%
Social Sciences 10 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 6%
Other 18 19%
Unknown 16 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 21 September 2019.
All research outputs
#1,109,972
of 14,056,067 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#167
of 1,291 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,068,850
of 13,317,942 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#167
of 1,288 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,056,067 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,291 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% 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 13,317,942 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1,288 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its contemporaries.