The coverage of Microsoft Academic: analyzing the publication output of a university

@article{Hug2017TheCO,
  title={The coverage of Microsoft Academic: analyzing the publication output of a university},
  author={Sven E. Hug and M. Br{\"a}ndle},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={113},
  pages={1551-1571}
}
This is the first detailed study on the coverage of Microsoft Academic (MA. [...] Key Method A Perl script was written to retrieve metadata from MA based on publication titles. The script is freely available on GitHub. We find that MA covers journal articles, working papers, and conference items to a substantial extent and indexes more document types than the benchmark databases (e.g., working papers, dissertations). MA clearly surpasses Scopus and WoS in covering book-related document types and conference…Expand
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