Impact of Data Sources on Citation Counts and Rankings of LIS Faculty: Web of Science vs. Scopus and Google Scholar

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105208
Title:
Impact of Data Sources on Citation Counts and Rankings of LIS Faculty: Web of Science vs. Scopus and Google Scholar
Author:
Meho, Lokman I.; Yang, Kiduk
Citation:
Impact of Data Sources on Citation Counts and Rankings of LIS Faculty: Web of Science vs. Scopus and Google Scholar 2007-01,
Issue Date:
Jan-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105208
Submitted date:
2007-01-27
Abstract:
The Institute for Scientific Information's (ISI) citation databases have been used for decades as a starting point and often as the only tools for locating citations and/or conducting citation analyses. ISI databases (or Web of Science [WoS]), however, may no longer be sufficient because new databases and tools that allow citation searching are now available. Using citations to the work of 25 library and information science faculty members as a case study, this paper examines the effects of using Scopus and Google Scholar (GS) on the citation counts and rankings of scholars as measured by WoS. Overall, more than 10,000 citing and purportedly citing documents were examined. Results show that Scopus significantly alters the relative ranking of those scholars that appear in the middle of the rankings and that GS stands out in its coverage of conference proceedings as well as international, non-English language journals. The use of Scopus and GS, in addition to WoS, helps reveal a more accurate and comprehensive picture of the scholarly impact of authors. WoS data took about 100 hours of collecting and processing time, Scopus consumed 200 hours, and GS a grueling 3,000 hours.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Databases; Citation Analysis; Bibliometrics; Information Retrieval; Web Metrics; Internet; Database Searching Instructions; Informetrics
Local subject classification:
Web of Science; Scopus; Google Scholar; Citation analysis; Bibliometrics; Research evaluation; Informetrics; Webometrics; Scientometrics; Databases; Database evaluation

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dc.contributor.authorMeho, Lokman I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Kiduken_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-27T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:21:35Z-
dc.date.issued2007-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-01-27en_US
dc.identifier.citationImpact of Data Sources on Citation Counts and Rankings of LIS Faculty: Web of Science vs. Scopus and Google Scholar 2007-01,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105208-
dc.description.abstractThe Institute for Scientific Information's (ISI) citation databases have been used for decades as a starting point and often as the only tools for locating citations and/or conducting citation analyses. ISI databases (or Web of Science [WoS]), however, may no longer be sufficient because new databases and tools that allow citation searching are now available. Using citations to the work of 25 library and information science faculty members as a case study, this paper examines the effects of using Scopus and Google Scholar (GS) on the citation counts and rankings of scholars as measured by WoS. Overall, more than 10,000 citing and purportedly citing documents were examined. Results show that Scopus significantly alters the relative ranking of those scholars that appear in the middle of the rankings and that GS stands out in its coverage of conference proceedings as well as international, non-English language journals. The use of Scopus and GS, in addition to WoS, helps reveal a more accurate and comprehensive picture of the scholarly impact of authors. WoS data took about 100 hours of collecting and processing time, Scopus consumed 200 hours, and GS a grueling 3,000 hours.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDatabasesen_US
dc.subjectCitation Analysisen_US
dc.subjectBibliometricsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Retrievalen_US
dc.subjectWeb Metricsen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.subjectDatabase Searching Instructionsen_US
dc.subjectInformetricsen_US
dc.subject.otherWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherScopusen_US
dc.subject.otherGoogle Scholaren_US
dc.subject.otherCitation analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherBibliometricsen_US
dc.subject.otherResearch evaluationen_US
dc.subject.otherInformetricsen_US
dc.subject.otherWebometricsen_US
dc.subject.otherScientometricsen_US
dc.subject.otherDatabasesen_US
dc.subject.otherDatabase evaluationen_US
dc.titleImpact of Data Sources on Citation Counts and Rankings of LIS Faculty: Web of Science vs. Scopus and Google Scholaren_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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