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Is Google Scholar useful for bibliometrics? A webometric analysis
A novel approach is introduced to check the usefulness of this database for bibliometric analysis, and especially research evaluation, instead of names of authors or institutions, a webometric analysis of academic web domains is performed. 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
Results show that cybermetric measures could be useful for reflecting the contribution of technologically oriented institutions, increasing the visibility of developing countries, and improving the rankings based on Science Citation Index (SCI) data with known biases. Expand
Comparing university rankings
The findings show that there are reasonable similarities between the rankings, even though each applies a different methodology, and overall the similarities are increased when the comparison is limited to the European universities. Expand
Indicators for a webometric ranking of open access repositories
The Ranking Web of World Repositories (http://repositories.webometrics.info) provides the Top 300 repositories from a total of 592 worldwide, with a strong presence of US, German and British institutional repositories and the leadership of the large subject repositories. Expand
Microsoft academic search and Google scholar citations: Comparative analysis of author profiles
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) shows that the GSC profiles include more documents and citations than those in MAS but with a strong bias toward the information and computing sciences. Expand
Measuring the institution's footprint in the web
An alternative, although complementary, system for the evaluation of the scholarly activities of academic organizations, scholars and researchers, based on web indicators, is provided 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?
The extent to which successful scientists have social web presences, focusing on one influential group: highly cited researchers working at European institutions, is assessed, and the impact of these presences is assessed. Expand
Maps of the academic web in the European Higher Education Area — an exploration of visual web indicators
The purpose is to combine methods from Social Network Analysis (SNA) and cybermetric techniques in order to ask for tendencies of integration of the European universities visible in their web presence and the role of different universities in the process of the emergence of an European Research Area. Expand
Mapping world-class universities on the web
The results show that the world-class university network is constituted from national sub-networks that merge in a central core where the principal universities of each country pull their networks toward international link relationships. Expand