Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Google has started ranking journals!


Interesting topic was came to known through Lis-forum. here it is


Google has started ranking journals!

Through its new service called '*Google Scholar Metrics*' currently it
cover articles *published between 2007 and 2011*, both inclusive. The
metrics are based on citations from *all articles* that were indexed in
Google Scholar as of *April 1st, 2012*. This also includes citations from
articles that are not themselves covered by Scholar Metrics.

To know which are the top 20 journals in a particular subject area just
type the subject. For example; Economics, Statistics, Mathematics etc using
the following URL address. Once you get Google Scholar search box replace
'Economics' with name of other subject.

http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=search_venues&vq=economics

To know more about this new service, please go through Google Scholar at:
http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/metrics .html

Thanks to Garry for his posting on this. The full blog posting on
Significance magazine is at:
http://www.significancemagazine.org/details/webexclusive/1788885/Google-starts-r
anking-journals.html

best Regards,

Dr Shamprasad M. Pujar
Deputy Librarian
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Gen Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East)
MUMBAI-400 065, India

Phone: ++91-22-2841 6547
E-mail: pujar@igidr.ac.in



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