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    • Marianne van der Heijden, 21-3-2013Citation Counting:ResearcherIDvsGoogle ScholarCitations
    • NIOO RESEARCHERSWITH A PROFILE52 Researcher ID´s21 Google Citation ProfilesMark your affiliation:Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
    • Researcher Profile Publication List Citation metrics SHOW THE OUTSIDE WORLD YOUR PUBLICATIONS SHOW EVERYONE THE IMPACT = I.E. CITATION RATE OF THESE PUBLICATONS
    • Example: Louise VetResearcher|ID Google Scholar Citation# pub: 169 # pub: 253# cit: 6232 # cit: 8843H-index: 44 H-index : 49
    • How to make your own profileResearcher-ID Google Scholar Citation• Go to Web of Science • Got to Google scholar• Login to your personal • Login to your Google account account• Search and select your own • Click my Citations publications • Search and select your• Click the I wrote these publications publications button • Add them to your profile• Update regularly (My and make it public publications in • Updates automatically, EndnoteWeb) check from time to time
    • Usefull• Evaluation of academic reputation for funders / employers• Presenting your publication list for other scientists to read/cite your papers• Personal Scientific Branding for media /public/other science disciplines to findyou as an expert• Web of Science / Google Scholar to improve their database
    • DifferencesDatabase of origin Web of Science Google ScholarIncorporated kind of Selected Scientific only Scientific / Congress /publication & source from Scientific journals Professional / websites/ undeterminedErrors and Possible citation Sometimes missingretraceability analysis metadata and source
    • Database & collection‘It is the collection from the database that determines your citationmetrics’• the database is to register your publication• the database is to register the publication that cites yours• the citation report should contain the relevant publications• the citation report should contain the relevant filters (years)
    • Notes• “Combining citations from a largely unregulated space witha tightly regulated space is not just problematic, it corruptsthe citation as an evaluative metric.”http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2012/12/12/gaming-google-scholar-citations-made-simple-and-easy/• “This is not about competition, this is about providing anopen platform for academic research,“http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110803/full/476018a.html• “However, the h-index will vary considerablydepending on a persons number of creditedpublications and the length of time theyve been active”http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/cited.html
    • Choose between RID - GSC• At NIOO we go for purely scientific = RIDfor official reports, Web of Science isleading• At NIOO we care for our public image,therefore we encourage GSC as outreachtool
    • Citation reports for others“ResearcherID and Google Scholar Citations can only befound if the author has activated them and made thempublic”• ResearcherID’s database is Web of Science, only to besearched with subscription• Google Scholar Citations’ database is Google Scholarand gives no metrics for other authors except via Publish or Perish software tool
    • Other citation reportsPayed services:• Scifinder Scholar (CAS-chemical),• Scopus (Elsevier - general)Free services:• Microsoft Academic Search http://academic.research.microsoft.com• Altmetrics (non scientific), tools like total-impact,sciencecard, readmeter http://altmetrics.org/tools/
    • Conclusion (1)‘Bottom-line:  Web of Science has the cleanest database, but is missing big chunks of scientific literature.  Google Scholar is the most complete, but has not merged slightly erroneous citations, and is cluttered with bogus information.’ http://gasstationwithoutpumps.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/google-scholar-vs-web-of-science/
    • Conclusion (2)‘Overall, I trust Web of Science more, which is why I have been using it to compile citations to the 2003 NAR paper. However, I use Google Scholar more frequently for quick reference simply because it is free and easy to access.’ http://xiang-jun.blogspot.nl/2011/07/tracking-3dna-citations-google-scholar.html
    • Literature• Libguides University Utrecht : researcher profiles http://libguides.library.uu.nl/content.php?pid=310987&sid=3058269• Google Scholar compared to Web of Science: aliterature review / Susanne Mikki. https://noril.uib.no/index.php/noril/article/viewFile/10/6• Publish or Perish ; software and papers / Anne-WilHarzing http://www.harzing.com/papers.htm
    • Literature (further reading)• Author identifier and altmetrics / MauriceVanderfeestenhttp://www.slideshare.net/maurice.vanderfeesten/author-id-and-altmetrics• Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and GoogleScholar Metrics: simple, easy and tempting/ E. DelgadoLopez-Cozar e.a. http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.0638 Mr RI (Research Impact): Limititation to bibliometrics /* Ray O’Neilhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLvh1VMgN8