Microsoft Academic: A multidisciplinary comparison of citation counts with Scopus and Mendeley for 29 journals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620811
Title:
Microsoft Academic: A multidisciplinary comparison of citation counts with Scopus and Mendeley for 29 journals
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X )
Abstract:
Microsoft Academic is a free citation index that allows large scale data collection. This combination makes it useful for scientometric research. Previous studies have found that its citation counts tend to be slightly larger than those of Scopus but smaller than Google Scholar, with disciplinary variations. This study reports the largest and most systematic analysis so far, of 172,752 articles in 29 large journals chosen from different specialisms. From Scopus citation counts, Microsoft Academic citation counts and Mendeley reader counts for articles published 2007-2017, Microsoft Academic found a slightly more (6%) citations than Scopus overall and especially for the current year (51%). It found fewer citations than Mendeley readers overall (59%), and only 7% as many for the current year. Differences between journals were probably due to field preprint sharing cultures or journal policies rather than broad disciplinary differences.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Informetrics
Issue Date:
Nov-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620811
Additional Links:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/17511577?sdc=1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1751-1577
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-30T15:01:57Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-30T15:01:57Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-
dc.identifier.issn1751-1577en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620811-
dc.description.abstractMicrosoft Academic is a free citation index that allows large scale data collection. This combination makes it useful for scientometric research. Previous studies have found that its citation counts tend to be slightly larger than those of Scopus but smaller than Google Scholar, with disciplinary variations. This study reports the largest and most systematic analysis so far, of 172,752 articles in 29 large journals chosen from different specialisms. From Scopus citation counts, Microsoft Academic citation counts and Mendeley reader counts for articles published 2007-2017, Microsoft Academic found a slightly more (6%) citations than Scopus overall and especially for the current year (51%). It found fewer citations than Mendeley readers overall (59%), and only 7% as many for the current year. Differences between journals were probably due to field preprint sharing cultures or journal policies rather than broad disciplinary differences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/17511577?sdc=1en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMicrosoft Academicen
dc.subjectmultidisciplinaryen
dc.subjectcitation countsen
dc.subjectScopusen
dc.subjectMendeleyen
dc.titleMicrosoft Academic: A multidisciplinary comparison of citation counts with Scopus and Mendeley for 29 journalsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Informetricsen
dc.date.accepted2017-10-
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