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The pros and cons of computing the h‐index using Scopus

The pros and cons of computing the h‐index using Scopus Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the pros and cons of computing the h‐index using Scopus. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the content features and the software capabilities of Scopus from the perspective of computing a reasonable h‐index for scholars. Findings – Although there are limitations in the content, and even in the mostly excellent, swift, powerful and innovative software of Scopus, it can produce a much more reliable and reproducible h‐index – at least for relatively junior researchers – than Google Scholar. Originality/value – The paper adds insight into computing the h‐index using Scopus. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Online Information Review Emerald Publishing

The pros and cons of computing the h‐index using Scopus

Online Information Review , Volume 32 (4): 12 – Aug 8, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1468-4527
DOI
10.1108/14684520810897403
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the pros and cons of computing the h‐index using Scopus. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the content features and the software capabilities of Scopus from the perspective of computing a reasonable h‐index for scholars. Findings – Although there are limitations in the content, and even in the mostly excellent, swift, powerful and innovative software of Scopus, it can produce a much more reliable and reproducible h‐index – at least for relatively junior researchers – than Google Scholar. Originality/value – The paper adds insight into computing the h‐index using Scopus.

Journal

Online Information ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 8, 2008

Keywords: Indexing; Databases; Information retrieval; Research

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