Relationship of Google Scholar Versions and Paper Citations

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Marjan Mohammadjafari

University of Malaya (UM)

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Kaveh Bakhtiyari

University of Duisburg-Essen

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

Mahmoud Danaee

University Malaya

Masoud Shakiba

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Azam Zavvari

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: June 14, 2017

Abstract

The number of citations that a paper has received is the most commonly used indicator to measure the quality of research. Researchers, journals, and universities want to receive more citations for their scholarly publications to increase their h-index, impact factor, and ranking respectively. In this paper, we tried to analyses the effect of the number of available Google Scholar versions of a paper on citations count. We analyzed 10,162 papers which are published in Scopus database in year 2010 by Malaysian top five universities. Then we developed a software to collect the number of citations and versions of each paper from Google Scholar automatically. The result of spearman correlation coefficient revealed that there is positive significant association between the number of Google Scholar versions of a paper and the number of times a paper has been cited.

Keywords: H-Index; Citations, Published Version, Scopus database, Highly cited paper, Bibliometrics, Research Visibility, Research Impact

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17

Suggested Citation

Mohammadjafari, Marjan and Salehi, Hadi and Bakhtiyari, Kaveh and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Danaee, Mahmoud and Shakiba, Masoud and Shahbazi-Moghadam, Masoomeh and Zavvari, Azam, Relationship of Google Scholar Versions and Paper Citations (June 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3396885 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3396885

Marjan Mohammadjafari

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

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

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch ( email )

Iran
Iran
Najafabad, Isfahan
Iran

Kaveh Bakhtiyari

University of Duisburg-Essen ( email )

Lotharstrasse 1
Duisburg, 47048
Germany

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

Mahmoud Danaee

University Malaya ( email )

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

Masoud Shakiba

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) ( email )

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

Azam Zavvari

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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