Using Google Scholar to estimate the impact of journal articles

19 May 2011

Join Dr. Jan Van Aalst from the University of Hong Kong as he presents "UsingGoogle Scholar to Estimate the Impact of Journal Articles".

Problems with the use of the Social Sciences Citations Index (SSCI) for measuring the impact of journal articles in the social sciences are well known.

This talk will review the problems and then consider the potential of Google Scholar as an alternative or complement to SSCI, drawing from a case study of three areas of education.

The analysis focuses on the advantages of publishing in SSCI journals, the nature of the citations retrieved by Google Scholar, and the growth rate of Google Scholar citations, and compares the results with those from the SSCI and Scopus.

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2011

Time: 5-6pm

Location:Lecture Theatre 351, Education Bldg. A35

Cost: Free

Contact: Patrick Brownlee

Phone: 9351 2616