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Is Google Scholar useful for bibliometrics? A webometric analysis
Google Scholar, the academic bibliographic database provided free-of-charge by the search engine giant Google, has been suggested as an alternative or complementary resource to the commercial citation databases like Web of Knowledge (ISI/Thomson) or Scopus. Expand
Webometric Ranking of World Universities: Introduction, Methodology, and Future Developments
Today the worldwide web (web) is one of the main sources of information and the main showcase for everyone (institutions, business enterprises, individuals, etc.) who wants to be recognized on in theExpand
Scientific research activity and communication measured with cybermetrics indicators
To test feasibility of cybermetric indicators for describing and ranking university activities as shown in their Web sites, a large set of 9,330 institutions worldwide was compiled and analyzed. Expand
Comparing university rankings
We compare different world university rankings using a set of similarity measures. Expand
Indicators for a webometric ranking of open access repositories
The Ranking Web of World Repositories (http://repositories.webometrics.info) is introduced. The objective is to promote Open access initiatives (OAI) supporting the use of repositories for scientificExpand
Microsoft academic search and Google scholar citations: Comparative analysis of author profiles
This article offers a comparative analysis of the personal profiling capabilities of the two most important free citation‐based academic search engines, namely, Microsoft Academic Search (MAS) and Google Scholar Citations (GSC). Expand
Measuring the institution's footprint in the web
We propose an alternative, although complementary, system for the evaluation of the scholarly activities of academic organizations, scholars and researchers, based on web indicators, in order to speed up the change of paradigm in scholarly communication towards a new fully electronic twenty‐first century model. Expand
Do highly cited researchers successfully use the social web?
This study assesses the extent to which successful scientists have social web presences, focusing on one influential group: highly cited researchers working at European institutions. Expand
Maps of the academic web in the European Higher Education Area — an exploration of visual web indicators
This paper shows maps of the web presence of European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on the level of universities using hyperlinks and analyses the topology of the European academic network. Expand
Mapping world-class universities on the web
A visual display of the most important universities in the world is the aim of this paper. Expand