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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, January 2012
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
twitter
55 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
79 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
291 Mendeley
citeulike
4 CiteULike
Title
Q&A: What is a pathogen? A question that begs the point
Published in
BMC Biology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Liise-anne Pirofski, Arturo Casadevall

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 291 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
Germany 3 1%
Mexico 3 1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 268 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 48 16%
Researcher 47 16%
Student > Master 30 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 5%
Other 51 18%
Unknown 49 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 116 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 16 5%
Environmental Science 8 3%
Other 34 12%
Unknown 61 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. 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 August 2022.
All research outputs
#665,918
of 22,757,541 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#159
of 1,986 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,202
of 247,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#2
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,757,541 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 1,986 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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