2 feb 2015

Publishers Scholar Metrics: ranking of scientific publishers in Spain according to Google Scholar

EC3 Research Group has released Publishers Scholar Metrics, a bibliometric index which aims to measure the impact of scientific books publishers by analyzing citations to monographs published by professors and researchers of Spanish public universities in the Humanities and the Social Sciences and indexed on Google Scholar in 2012 (when the data was collected).
The two main objectives of this product are:

·         To determine the reliability and validity of the information provided by Google Scholar in order to detect the core of scientific publishers with a higher influence in the various disciplines that conform the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
·         To verify the suitability of Google Scholar as a tool for retrieving the scientific output of researchers in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, since their work is seldom covered in traditional databases because of their peculiar publication habits.

The experimental nature of this action is also aimed at verifying the degree of acceptance of products of this kind in the Humanities and Social Sciences communities, which are not as of yet familiar with this sort of bibliometric practices. And the best way to do this is to display the results obtained in each area of study in order to analyze and assess the reactions.

These publisher rankings have been manufactured from a sample containing the 7,203 most cited books of those published by 40,993 Spanish researchers and indexed on Google Scholar. These books have received a total of 417,153 citations. The rankings are presented by scientific disciplines and specializations to which Spanish university professors are ascribed to.
The product is accessible from:


Top 100 most cited publishers

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