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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Equality of Google scholar with web of science citations

Volume 8, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 63-69

Equality of Google scholar with web of science citations: Case of Malaysian engineering highly cited papers  (Article)

Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of
Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya,

Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityNajafabad, Isfahan, Iran

Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)Bangi, Malaysia

Faculty of Agriculture, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityRoudehen, Iran

Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityKerman, Iran

Center for Software Technology and Management, Faculty of
Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaUKM
Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


This study uses citation analysis
from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of
Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the
effect of the number of paper versions on citations. The data were
retrieved from the Essential Science Indicators and Google Scholar for
101 highly cited papers from Malaysia in the field of engineering. An
equation for estimating the citation in ISI based on Google scholar is
offered. The results show a significant and positive relationship
between both citation in Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science with the
number of versions. This relationship is higher between versions and ISI
citations (r = 0.395, p<0.01) than between versions and Google
Scholar citations (r = 0.315, p<0.01). Free access to data provided
by Google Scholar and the correlation to get ISI citation which is
costly, allow more transparency in tenure reviews, funding agency and
other science policy, to count citations and analyze scholars'
performance more precisely.

Author keywords

Bibliometrics; Citation analysis; Equivalence;
Evaluations; Google scholar; H-index; High cited; ISI web of science;
Research tools

ISSN: 19131844
Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.5539/mas.v8n5p63
Document Type: Article
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education

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