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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T09:59:14Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T09:59:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-07
dc.identifier.citationThelwall, M. (2018) Can Microsoft Academic be used for citation analysis of preprint archives? The case of the Social Science Research Network. Scientometrics 115 (2), pp 913–928.
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11192-018-2704-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621152
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Springer in Scientometrics on 07/03/2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2704-z The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
dc.description.abstractPreprint archives play an important scholarly communication role within some fields. The impact of archives and individual preprints are difficult to analyse because online repositories are not indexed by the Web of Science or Scopus. In response, this article assesses whether the new Microsoft Academic can be used for citation analysis of preprint archives, focusing on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Although Microsoft Academic seems to index SSRN comprehensively, it groups a small fraction of SSRN papers into an easily retrievable set that has variations in character over time, making any field normalisation or citation comparisons untrustworthy. A brief parallel analysis of arXiv suggests that similar results would occur for other online repositories. Systematic analyses of preprint archives are nevertheless possible with Microsoft Academic when complete lists of archive publications are available from other sources because of its promising coverage and citation results.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-018-2704-zen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMicrosoft Academicen
dc.subjectSSRNen
dc.subjectarXiven
dc.subjectDigital repositoriesen
dc.subjectPreprint archivesen
dc.titleCan Microsoft Academic be used for citation analysis of preprint archives? The case of the Social Science Research Networken
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.date.accepted2018-03-01
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW050318MTen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-03-05en
dc.source.volume115
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage913
dc.source.endpage928
refterms.dateFCD2019-03-20T10:14:29Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T14:52:47Z
html.description.abstractPreprint archives play an important scholarly communication role within some fields. The impact of archives and individual preprints are difficult to analyse because online repositories are not indexed by the Web of Science or Scopus. In response, this article assesses whether the new Microsoft Academic can be used for citation analysis of preprint archives, focusing on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Although Microsoft Academic seems to index SSRN comprehensively, it groups a small fraction of SSRN papers into an easily retrievable set that has variations in character over time, making any field normalisation or citation comparisons untrustworthy. A brief parallel analysis of arXiv suggests that similar results would occur for other online repositories. Systematic analyses of preprint archives are nevertheless possible with Microsoft Academic when complete lists of archive publications are available from other sources because of its promising coverage and citation results.


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