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Does it Matter Which Citation Tool is Used to Compare the H-Index of a Group of Highly Cited Researchers?


Hadi Farhadi


National University of Malaysia - Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM)

Hadi Salehi


Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Melor Md Yunus


National University of Malaysia - Faculty of Education

Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani


Islamic Azad University; University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Maryam Farhadi


National University of Malaysia

Masood Fooladi


Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch

Nader Ale Ebrahim


University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)

March 27, 2013

Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 198-202, March 2013

Abstract:     
h-index retrieved by citation indexes (Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science) is used to measure the scientific performance and the research impact studies based on the number of publications and citations of a scientist. It also is easily available and may be used for performance measures of scientists, and for recruitment decisions. The aim of this study is to investigate the difference between the outputs and results from these three citation databases namely Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science based upon the h-index of a group of highly cited researchers (Nobel Prize winner scientist). The purposive sampling method was adopted to collect the required data. The results showed that there is a significant difference in the h-index between three citation indexes of Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science; the Google scholar h-index was more than the h-index in two other databases. It was also concluded that there is a significant positive relationship between h-indices based on Google scholar and Scopus. The citation indexes of Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science may be useful for evaluating h-index of scientists but they have some limitations as well.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: h-index, Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Nobel Prize, Physics, Chemistry, Economic Sciences

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

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Date posted: June 6, 2013  

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Farhadi, Hadi and Salehi, Hadi and Yunus, Melor Md and Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo and Farhadi, Maryam and Fooladi, Masood and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Does it Matter Which Citation Tool is Used to Compare the H-Index of a Group of Highly Cited Researchers? (March 27, 2013). Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 198-202, March 2013 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2259614

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Hadi Farhadi
National University of Malaysia - Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM) ( email )
Malaysia
Hadi Salehi
Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch ( email )
Najafabad, Isfahan
Iran
Melor Md Yunus
National University of Malaysia - Faculty of Education ( email )
43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, MS Selangor 06010
Malaysia
Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani
Islamic Azad University ( email )
Tehran
Iran
University Kebangsaan Malaysia ( email )
Malaysia
Maryam Farhadi
National University of Malaysia ( email )
Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor 43000
Malaysia
Masood Fooladi (Contact Author)
Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch ( email )
Department of Accounting
Mobarakeh Branch
Mobarakeh, Isfahan
Iran
Nader Ale Ebrahim
University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
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