Citation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of human-computer interaction researchers: A comparison between Scopus and Web of Science

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105731
Title:
Citation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of human-computer interaction researchers: A comparison between Scopus and Web of Science
Author:
Meho, Lokman I.; Rogers, Yvonne
Citation:
Citation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of human-computer interaction researchers: A comparison between Scopus and Web of Science 2008,
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105731
Submitted date:
2008-03-15
Abstract:
This study examines the differences between Scopus and Web of Science in the citation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of 22 top human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers from EQUATOR--a large British Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration project. Results show that Scopus provides significantly more coverage of HCI literature than Web of Science, primarily due to coverage of relevant ACM and IEEE peer-reviewed conference proceedings. No significant differences exist between the two databases if citations in journals only are compared. Although broader coverage of the literature does not significantly alter the relative citation ranking of individual researchers, Scopus helps distinguish between the researchers in a more nuanced fashion than Web of Science in both citation counting and h-index. Scopus also generates significantly different maps of citation networks of individual scholars than those generated by Web of Science. The study also presents a comparison of h-index scores based on Google Scholar with those based on the union of Scopus and Web of Science. The study concludes that Scopus can be used as a sole data source for citation-based research and evaluation in HCI, especially if citations in conference proceedings are sought and that h scores should be manually calculated instead of relying on system calculations.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Bibliometrics; Databases; Scholarly Communication; Informetrics; Citation Analysis; Evaluation
Local subject classification:
citation analysis; bibliometrics; H-index; human-computer interaction; HCI; Scopus; Web of Science; Google Scholar

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dc.contributor.authorMeho, Lokman I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Yvonneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-15T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:33:19Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-03-15en_US
dc.identifier.citationCitation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of human-computer interaction researchers: A comparison between Scopus and Web of Science 2008,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105731-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the differences between Scopus and Web of Science in the citation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of 22 top human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers from EQUATOR--a large British Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration project. Results show that Scopus provides significantly more coverage of HCI literature than Web of Science, primarily due to coverage of relevant ACM and IEEE peer-reviewed conference proceedings. No significant differences exist between the two databases if citations in journals only are compared. Although broader coverage of the literature does not significantly alter the relative citation ranking of individual researchers, Scopus helps distinguish between the researchers in a more nuanced fashion than Web of Science in both citation counting and h-index. Scopus also generates significantly different maps of citation networks of individual scholars than those generated by Web of Science. The study also presents a comparison of h-index scores based on Google Scholar with those based on the union of Scopus and Web of Science. The study concludes that Scopus can be used as a sole data source for citation-based research and evaluation in HCI, especially if citations in conference proceedings are sought and that h scores should be manually calculated instead of relying on system calculations.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBibliometricsen_US
dc.subjectDatabasesen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectInformetricsen_US
dc.subjectCitation Analysisen_US
dc.subjectEvaluationen_US
dc.subject.othercitation analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherbibliometricsen_US
dc.subject.otherH-indexen_US
dc.subject.otherhuman-computer interactionen_US
dc.subject.otherHCIen_US
dc.subject.otherScopusen_US
dc.subject.otherWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherGoogle Scholaren_US
dc.titleCitation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of human-computer interaction researchers: A comparison between Scopus and Web of Scienceen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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