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Ranking top economics and finance journals using Microsoft academic search versus Google scholar: How does the new publish or perish option compare?

. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 65 (5): 1079--1084 (2014)

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Recently, Harzing's Publish or Perish software was updated to include Microsoft Academic Search as a second citation database search option for computing various citation-based metrics. This article explores the new search option by scoring 50 top economics and finance journals and comparing them with the results obtained using the original Google Scholar-based search option. The new database delivers significantly smaller scores for all metrics, but the rank correlations across the two databases for the h-index, g-index, AWCR, and e-index are significantly correlated, especially when the time frame is restricted to more recent years. Comparisons are also made to the Article Influence score from eigenfactor.org and to the RePEc h-index, both of which adjust for journal-level self-citations.

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Ranking top economics and finance journals using Microsoft academic search versus Google scholar: How does the new publish or perish option compare? - Haley - 2014 - Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology - Wiley Online Library

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