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Social Statistics

Readership Statistics
With an ever expanding database of research articles and an also growing user base, some very interesting information can be extracted by our team of engineers. Social statistics provide you with an overview of whom is reading a given research articles.

Readership Statistics
You will notice on each research article entry in the Mendeley research catalog that there is a section on the bottom-right side of the webpage named "Readership Statistics". This section shows you how many Mendeley users have this article in their library, followed by a breakdown of that group by Discipline, Academic Status and Country of origin.


Let's take a look at some interesting statistics
  1. First, let's visit the Mendeley Catalog at the following address: http://www.mendeley.com/research-papers/ (or simply click the "Papers" tab when you visit www.mendeley.com
  2. You will see the search box and some interesting papers. Namely the most read articles and the publication outlets (bottom-right side). Go ahead and click on one of the most read articles. For example this one: http://www.mendeley.com/research/whitesides-group-writing-paper-8/
  3. You will now be looking at a regular entry page for a article in the Mendeley catalog. If you look at the bottom-right side, you will notice the readership statistics section. Interesting statistics, huh?

These statistics are generated automatically and updated regularly. So, imagine this is one of your papers. You'll be able to see how many researchers and what their breakdown by status is. Great information, right?