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Google Scholar citations and Google Web/URL citations: A multi-discipline exploratory analysis

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Google Scholar citations and Google Web/URL citations: A multi-discipline exploratory analysis
In this paper we introduce a new data gathering method “Web/URL Citation” and use it and Google Scholar as a basis to compare traditional and Web-based citation patterns across multiple disciplines. For this, we built a sample of 1,650 articles from 108 Open Access (OA) journals published in 2001 in four science and four social science disciplines. We recorded the number of citations to the sample articles using several methods based upon the ISI Web of Science, Google Scholar and the Google search engine (Web/URL citations). For each discipline, we found significant correlations between ISI citations and both Google Scholar and Google Web/URL citations; with similar results when using total or average citations, and when comparing within and across (most) journals. We also investigated disciplinary differences. Google Scholar citations were more numerous than ISI citations in our four social science disciplines as well as in computer science, suggesting that Google Scholar is a m...
Kayvan Kousha, Mike Thelwall
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JASIS
Authors Kayvan Kousha, Mike Thelwall
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