Can Microsoft Academic help to assess the citation impact of academic books?

  title={Can Microsoft Academic help to assess the citation impact of academic books?},
  author={K. Kousha and M. Thelwall},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
  • K. Kousha, M. Thelwall
  • Published 2018
  • History, Computer Science
  • J. Informetrics
  • Abstract Despite recent evidence that Microsoft Academic is an extensive source of citation counts for journal articles, it is not known if the same is true for academic books. This paper fills this gap by comparing citations to 16,463 books from 2013 to 2016 in the Book Citation Index (BKCI) against automatically extracted citations from Microsoft Academic and Google Books in 17 fields. About 60% of the BKCI books had records in Microsoft Academic, varying by year and field. Citation counts… CONTINUE READING
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