Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar citation rates: A case study of medical physics and biomedical engineering: What gets cited and what doesn’t?

Trapp, Jamie (2016) Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar citation rates: A case study of medical physics and biomedical engineering: What gets cited and what doesn’t? Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. (In Press)

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Abstract

There are often differences in a publication’s citation count, depending on the database accessed. Here, aspects of citation counts for medical physics and biomedical engineering papers are studied using papers published in the journal Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine. Comparison is made between the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Papers are categorised into subject matter, and citation trends are examined. It is shown that review papers as a group tend to receive more citations on average; however the highest cited individual papers are more likely to be research papers.

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Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 98586
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bibliometrics, Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science, relative citation impact, medical physics, engineering, h index, impact factor, physics, citation
DOI: 10.1007/s13246-016-0478-2
ISSN: 1879-5447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13246-016-0478-2
Deposited On: 04 Sep 2016 23:57
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 19:06

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