Google Scholar as a new source for citation analysis

  title={Google Scholar as a new source for citation analysis},
  author={Anne-Wil Harzing and Ron van der Wal},
  journal={Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics},
Traditionally, the most commonly used source of bibliometric data is Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge, in particular the Web of Science and the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), which provide the yearly Journal Impact Factors (JIF). This paper presents an alternative source of data (Google Scholar, GS) as well as 3 alternatives to the JIF to assess journal impact (h-index, g-index and the number of citations per paper). Because of its broader range of data sources, the use of GS gen- erally results… 

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