MEASURING THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE - A Comparison of Web of Science and Google Scholar

John Mingers, Lea Lipitakis

Abstract

Assessing the quality of the knowledge produced by management academics is increasing being metricated. Moreover, emphasis is being placed on the impact of the research rather than simply where it is published. The main metric for impact is the number of citations a paper receives. Traditionally this data has come from the ISI Web of Science but research has shown that this has poor coverage in the social sciences. A newer and different source for citations is Google Scholar. In this paper we compare the two on a dataset of over 1200 publications from a UK Business School. The results show that Web of Science is indeed poor in the area of management and that Google Scholar, whilst somewhat unreliable, has a much better coverage.

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Mingers J. and Lipitakis L. (2009). MEASURING THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE - A Comparison of Web of Science and Google Scholar . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-013-9, pages 112-116. DOI: 10.5220/0002278401120116


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@conference{kmis09,
author={John Mingers and Lea Lipitakis},
title={MEASURING THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE - A Comparison of Web of Science and Google Scholar},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={112-116},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002278401120116},
isbn={978-989-674-013-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2009)
TI - MEASURING THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE - A Comparison of Web of Science and Google Scholar
SN - 978-989-674-013-9
AU - Mingers J.
AU - Lipitakis L.
PY - 2009
SP - 112
EP - 116
DO - 10.5220/0002278401120116