An article by Peter Jasco in the journal Online Information Review challenges the use of Google Scholar in evaluating the publishing performance and impact of journals and of researchers. Citing examples of phantom authors, unindexed names, and volatile hits, Jasco concludes that bibliometric measures based on Google Scholar may be unreliable.
Title: Metadata mega mess in Google Scholar
Author(s): Peter Jacso
Journal: Online Information Review
Year:2010 Volume:34 Issue:1 Page:175 - 191
Available direct to RCSI users: DOI: 10.1108/14684521011024191