The expansion of Google Scholar versus Web of Science: a longitudinal study

@article{Winter2013TheEO,
  title={The expansion of Google Scholar versus Web of Science: a longitudinal study},
  author={Joost C. F. de Winter and Amir Abbas Zadpoor and Dimitra Dodou},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={98},
  pages={1547-1565}
}
Web of Science (WoS) and Google Scholar (GS) are prominent citation services with distinct indexing mechanisms. Comprehensive knowledge about the growth patterns of these two citation services is lacking. We analyzed the development of citation counts in WoS and GS for two classic articles and 56 articles from diverse research fields, making a distinction between retroactive growth (i.e., the relative difference between citation counts up to mid-2005 measured in mid-2005 and citation counts up… CONTINUE READING

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