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Google Scholar Metrics


Google Scholar Metrics provides information about  journal rankings and ratings by various metrics.  Browse the top 100 publication titles in 9 different languages, or search by broad subject research areas and numerous subcategories. Scholar Metrics uses those articles published between 2014 and 2018 and citation from all articles indexed in Google Scholar as it was in July 2019. 


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Google Scholar Metrics

Coverage of Publications 

Scholar Metrics currently cover articles published between 2014 and 2018,  both inclusive. The metrics are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar in July 2019. This also includes citations from articles that are not themselves covered by Scholar Metrics.

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Since Google Scholar indexes articles from a large number of websites, we can't always tell in which journal a particular article has been published. To avoid misidentification of publications, we have included only the following items:

  • journal articles from websites that follow our inclusion guidelines;
  • selected conference articles in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering;
  • preprints from arXiv and NBER. For arXiv preprints, we compute metrics for individual collections, e.g., "arXiv Superconductivity (cond-mat.supr-con)".

Furthermore, we have specifically excluded the following items:

  • court opinions, patents, books, and dissertations;
  • publications with fewer than 100 articles published between 2014 and 2018;
  • publications that received no citations to articles published between 2014 and 2018.

Overall, Scholar Metrics cover a substantial fraction of scholarly articles published in the last five years. However, they don't currently cover a large number of articles from smaller publications.