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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T11:24:44Z
dc.date.available2017-10-26T11:24:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-27
dc.identifier.citationThelwall, M. (2017). Does Microsoft Academic find early citations? Scientometrics, 114 (1), pp 325-334.
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11192-017-2558-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620806
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Springer in Scientometrics on 27/10/2017, available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-017-2558-9 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-017-2558-9en
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.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.date.accepted2017-10-01
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW261017MTen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-10-26en
dc.source.volume114
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage325
dc.source.endpage334
refterms.dateFCD2019-03-20T10:16:57Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2017-10-26T00:00:00Z
html.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.


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