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Google Scholar for Bibliometrics???

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A new study, to be published into Scientometrics, shows that Google Scholar “lacks the quality control needed for its use as a bibliometric tool“.

Some findings:

  • universities from China, Brazil, Spain, Taiwan or Indonesia are far better ranked than expected
  • in some cases, the local contents, including papers in low impact journals, popular scientific literature, and unpublished reports or teaching supporting materials are clearly overrepresented

Aguillo, Isidro. Is Google Scholar useful for bibliometrics. A webometric analysis. Scientometrics, In press.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/lrug235244u112rg/

 

 

 

Written by hbasset

January 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

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  1. […] in some cases, the local contents, including papers in low impact journals, popular scientific literature, and unpublished reports or teaching supporting materials are clearly overrepresented Science Intelligence and InfoPros […]

    Open access | Pearltrees

    January 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm


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