Scholar Metrics: the impact of journals according to Google, just an amusement or a valid scientific tool?

Cabezas-Clavijo, Álvaro and Delgado-López-Cózar, Emilio Scholar Metrics: the impact of journals according to Google, just an amusement or a valid scientific tool?, 2012 [Preprint]

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This paper reviews the most significant features of Google Scholar Metrics, pointing out their strengths and weaknesses, and discusses the possibilities of adoption for evaluating journals.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: alt-metrics, evaluation, Google Scholar, Google Scholar Citations, Google Scholar Metrics, indicators, h-index, ISI, Scopus, Web of Science
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Álvaro Cabezas Clavijo
Date deposited: 13 Apr 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:22
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16836

References

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Cabezas-Clavijo, Á. & Torres-Salinas, D. (2012). “Google Scholar Citations y la emergencia de nuevos actores en la evaluación de la investigación”. Anuario ThinkEPI, 6. http://ec3noticias.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/thinkepi-google-scholar-citations-y-la.html

Jacso, P. (2008). “The pros and cons of computing the h-index using Google Scholar”. Online Information Review 32(3), 437-452. http://www.jacso.info/PDFs/jacso-GS-for-h-index-unabridged.pdf

Torres-Salinas, D., Ruiz-Pérez, R. & Delgado-López-Cózar, E. (2009). "Google Scholar como herramienta para la evaluación científica". El profesional de la Información, 18(5), 501-510. http://ec3.ugr.es/publicaciones/d700h04j123154rr.pdf


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