Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers

Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 63-69, 2014

7 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2014 Last revised: 10 Aug 2014

Nader Ale Ebrahim

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

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education

Mahmoud Danaee

University Malaya

Marjan Mohammadjafari

University of Malaya (UM)

Azam Zavvari

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Masoud Shakiba

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Date Written: August 6, 2014

Abstract

This study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of the number of paper versions on citations. The data were retrieved from the Essential Science Indicators and Google Scholar for 101 highly cited papers from Malaysia in the field of engineering. An equation for estimating the citation in ISI based on Google scholar is offered. The results show a significant and positive relationship between both citation in Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science with the number of versions. This relationship is higher between versions and ISI citations (r = 0.395, p<0.01) than between versions and Google Scholar citations (r = 0.315, p<0.01). Free access to data provided by Google Scholar and the correlation to get ISI citation which is costly, allow more transparency in tenure reviews, funding agency and other science policy, to count citations and analyze scholars’ performance more precisely.

Keywords: Bibliometrics, Citation analysis, Evaluations, Equivalence, Google Scholar, High cited, ISI Web of Science, Research tools, H-index

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

Suggested Citation

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Danaee, Mahmoud and Mohammadjafari, Marjan and Zavvari, Azam and Shakiba, Masoud and Shahbazi-Moghadam, Masoomeh, Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers (August 6, 2014). Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 63-69, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477611

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch ( email )

Iran
Iran
Najafabad, Isfahan
Iran

Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education ( email )

Department of Industrial Computing
School of Information Technology -FTSM
Bangi, Selangor 55100
Malaysia
+60 3 89215969 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ukm.my/ppa/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=2:prof-dr-mohamed-amin-embi&catid

Mahmoud Danaee

University Malaya ( email )

Level 14, Wisma R&D, University of Malaya Jalan Pa
KL, RI KL 59990
Malaysia
0060173601650 (Phone)

Marjan Mohammadjafari

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Azam Zavvari

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, MS Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Masoud Shakiba

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, MS Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ( email )

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Kuala Lumpur, MA Selangor 40450
Malaysia

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