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Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics: simple, easy and tempting

  title={Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics: simple, easy and tempting},
  author={Emilio Delgado L{\'o}pez-C{\'o}zar and Nicol{\'a}s Robinson-Garc{\'i}a and Daniel Torres-Salinas},
The launch of Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics may provoke a revolution in the research evaluation field as it places within every researchers reach tools that allow bibliometric measuring. In order to alert the research community over how easily one can manipulate the data and bibliometric indicators offered by Google s products we present an experiment in which we manipulate the Google Citations profiles of a research group through the creation of false documents that cite… 

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