Assessing the citation impact of books: The role of Google Books, Google Scholar, and Scopus

@article{Kousha2011AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the citation impact of books: The role of Google Books, Google Scholar, and Scopus},
  author={Kayvan Kousha and Mike Thelwall and Somayeh Rezaie},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2011},
  volume={62},
  pages={2147-2164}
}
Citation indictors are increasingly used in some subject areas to support peer review in the evaluation of researchers and departments. Nevertheless, traditional journal-based citation indexes may be inadequate for the citation impact assessment of book-based disciplines. This article examines whether online citations from Google Books and Google Scholar can provide alternative sources of citation evidence. To investigate this, we compared the citation counts to 1,000 books submitted to the… CONTINUE READING

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