A preliminary test of Google Scholar as a source for citation data: a longitudinal study of Nobel prize winners

@article{Harzing2012APT,
  title={A preliminary test of Google Scholar as a source for citation data: a longitudinal study of Nobel prize winners},
  author={Anne-Wil Harzing},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={94},
  pages={1057-1075}
}
Most governmental research assessment exercises do not use citation data for the Social Sciences and Humanities as Web of Science or Scopus coverage in these disciplines is considered to be insufficient. We therefore assess to what extent Google Scholar can be used as an alternative source of citation data. In order to provide a credible alternative, Google Scholar needs to be stable over time, display comprehensive coverage, and provide non-biased comparisons across disciplines. This article… CONTINUE READING

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