Strange attractors in the Web of Science database

  title={Strange attractors in the Web of Science database},
  author={Miguel A. Garc{\'i}a-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
Accurate computation of h indices or other indicators of research impact requires access to databases supplying complete and accurate citation information. The Web of Science (WoS) database is widely used for this purpose and it is generally deemed error-free. This note describes an inaccuracy that seems to affect differentially non-English sources and targets in WoS, namely, “phantom citations” (i.e., papers reported by WoS to cite some article when they actually did not) and their… CONTINUE READING

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