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Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker: is it too little, too late?

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Purpose ‐ Seven years after the release of Google Scholar in 2004, it was enhanced by a new module, the Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker (GSACT), currently a small subset of the complete Google Scholar (GS) database. The aim of this paper is to focus on this enhancement. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper discusses the Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker, its features, potential benefits and problems. Findings ‐ GSACT allows registered users to create and edit their scientific profiles and some bibliometric indicators, such as the h-index, total citation counts, and the i10 index. These metrics are provided for the entire academic career of authors and for the most recent five-year period. The new module also offers some long overdue essential options, such as sorting result lists of the documents by their publication year, title, and the citations received Originality/value ‐ The paper shows that, at present, GSACT may be too little, too late. However, with an extension of the current clean-up project it could possibly become a really scholarly resource in the long run.
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Keywords: Internet; Research work; Search engines

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2012-02-17

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