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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620806
Title:
Does Microsoft Academic find early citations?
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X )
Abstract:
This article investigates whether Microsoft Academic can use its web search component to identify early citations to recently published articles to help solve the problem of delays in research evaluations caused by the need to wait for citation counts to accrue. The results for 44,398 articles in Nature, Science and seven library and information science journals 1996-2017 show that Microsoft Academic and Scopus citation counts are similar for all years, with no early citation advantage for either. In contrast, Mendeley reader counts are substantially higher for more recent articles. Thus, Microsoft Academic appears to be broadly like Scopus for citation count data, and is apparently not more able to take advantage of online preprints to find early citations.
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Scientometrics
Issue Date:
Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620806
Additional Links:
https://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/11192
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0138-9130
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T11:24:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-26T11:24:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620806-
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates whether Microsoft Academic can use its web search component to identify early citations to recently published articles to help solve the problem of delays in research evaluations caused by the need to wait for citation counts to accrue. The results for 44,398 articles in Nature, Science and seven library and information science journals 1996-2017 show that Microsoft Academic and Scopus citation counts are similar for all years, with no early citation advantage for either. In contrast, Mendeley reader counts are substantially higher for more recent articles. Thus, Microsoft Academic appears to be broadly like Scopus for citation count data, and is apparently not more able to take advantage of online preprints to find early citations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/11192en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMicrosoft Academicen
dc.subjectEarly citation impacten
dc.subjectCitation analysisen
dc.titleDoes Microsoft Academic find early citations?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.date.accepted2017-10-
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rioxxterms.versionAMen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-10-26en
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