I was doing some research to see which universities have the most Mendeley users, when I thought it might be fun to see how these universities have grown day by day, over the last three months. The chart below shows just that: the top 10 Mendeley universities, and the growth in user base in each of these from August 1st to November 1st.
Watch out Stanford! Cambridge is right behind you…
4 thoughts on “Stanford vs Cambridge: The race is on!”
The graph is really nice, but as ‘science tool’ providers you guys at mendeley should know that the y-axis needs a unit label too…
Yeah, and it would be interesting to see the raw numbers, so we know what to aspire to.
Not only a unit on the y-axis is missing as serengeti pointed out, but what was the value before August? Berkeley could have “thousands” of people using it but only added a couple new users in the last 3 months while at Stanford the very first 15 people started using it just now…
This chart mirrors the software. The idea has potential but was put together in a sloppy and amateur way. Science doesn’t live well with these.
I’d love to use a tool with Mendeley’s functionality but I have to put up with way too many bugs and poor design decisions.
I’m pretty sure they left off the Y-axis numbers on purpose, so they wouldn’t know how far each has to go to beat the other.
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