Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenging Google Scholar

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

1 comment:

RCSI Library said...

A 2010 study however presents strong evidence that Google Scholar has improved its coverage very significantly

Xiaotian Chen Google Scholar's Dramatic Coverage Improvement Five Years after Debut
Serials Review Volume 36, Issue 4, December 2010, Pages 221-226 doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2010.08.002