, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 257–271

Which h-index? — A comparison of WoS, Scopus and Google Scholar

Special-Session Papers Presented at the 9th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators

DOI: 10.1007/s11192-008-0216-y

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Bar-Ilan, J. Scientometrics (2008) 74: 257. doi:10.1007/s11192-008-0216-y


This paper compares the h-indices of a list of highly-cited Israeli researchers based on citations counts retrieved from the Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar respectively. In several case the results obtained through Google Scholar are considerably different from the results based on the Web of Science and Scopus. Data cleansing is discussed extensively.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceBar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael