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Relationship of Google Scholar Versions and Paper Citations

Version 1 : Received: 14 June 2017 / Approved: 14 June 2017 / Online: 14 June 2017 (06:07:12 CEST)

How to cite: Mohammadjafari, M.; Salehi, H.; Bakhtiyari, K.; Ale Ebrahim, N.; Danaee, M.; Shakiba, M.; Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.; Zavvari, A. Relationship of Google Scholar Versions and Paper Citations. Preprints 2017, 2017060062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0062.v1). Mohammadjafari, M.; Salehi, H.; Bakhtiyari, K.; Ale Ebrahim, N.; Danaee, M.; Shakiba, M.; Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.; Zavvari, A. Relationship of Google Scholar Versions and Paper Citations. Preprints 2017, 2017060062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0062.v1).

Abstract

The number of citations that a paper has received is the most commonly used indicator to measure the quality of research. Researchers, journals, and universities want to receive more citations for their scholarly publications to increase their h-index, impact factor, and ranking respectively. In this paper, we tried to analyses the effect of the number of available Google Scholar versions of a paper on citations count. We analyzed 10,162 papers which are published in Scopus database in year 2010 by Malaysian top five universities. Then we developed a software to collect the number of citations and versions of each paper from Google Scholar automatically. The result of spearman correlation coefficient revealed that there is positive significant association between the number of Google Scholar versions of a paper and the number of times a paper has been cited.

Subject Areas

h-index; citations; published version; Scopus database; highly cited paper; bibliometrics

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