Online from: 1977
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
|Title:||Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker: is it too little, too late?|
|Author(s):||Péter Jacsó, (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)|
|Citation:||Péter Jacsó, (2012) "Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker: is it too little, too late?", Online Information Review, Vol. 36 Iss: 1, pp.126 - 141|
|Keywords:||Internet, Research work, Search engines|
|DOI:||10.1108/14684521211209581 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – Seven years after the release of Google Scholar in 2004, it was enhanced by a new module, the Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker (GSACT), currently a small subset of the complete Google Scholar (GS) database. The aim of this paper is to focus on this enhancement.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker, its features, potential benefits and problems.
Findings – GSACT allows registered users to create and edit their scientific profiles and some bibliometric indicators, such as the h-index, total citation counts, and the i10 index. These metrics are provided for the entire academic career of authors and for the most recent five-year period. The new module also offers some long overdue essential options, such as sorting result lists of the documents by their publication year, title, and the citations received
Originality/value – The paper shows that, at present, GSACT may be too little, too late. However, with an extension of the current clean-up project it could possibly become a really scholarly resource in the long run.
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