Thursday, May 3, 2012

Google Scholar Metrics

Many researchers are using Google Scholar to find their own citation impact and h-indexes and indeed many are also creating their own personal citation profile.  See Albert Einstein as an example.

Now Google Scholar Metrics has been introduced to enable a similiar type of analysis at the journal level. Buit how valid are these emerging metrics based on Google Scholar? Over in The Scholarly Kitichen, they are cooking up a critique: 
Google’s New “Scholar Metrics” Have Potential, But Also Prove Problematic


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