May 28, 2022

New Working Paper: “Classic Papers: Déjà Vu, a Step Further in the Bibliometric Exploitation of Google Scholar”

The following working paper was posted on arXiv in the past day.


Classic Papers: Déjà Vu, a Step Further in the Bibliometric Exploitation of Google Scholar


Emilio Delgado Lopez-Cozar
Universidad de Granada (Spain)

Alberto Martin-Martin
Universidad de Granada (Spain)

Enrique Oduna-Malea
Universidad de Granada (Spain)


via arXiv
Report No: EC3 Working Papers 24


After giving a brief overview of Eugene Garfield’s contributions to the issue of identifying and studying the most cited scientific articles, manifested in the creation of his Citation Classics, the main characteristics and features of Google Scholar’s new service -Classic Papers-, as well as its main strengths and weaknesses, are addressed. This product currently displays the most cited English-language original research articles by fields and published in 2006.

Direct to Full Text Working Paper (14 pages; PDF)

New From Google Scholar: “Classic Papers: Articles That Have Stood The Test of Time” (Highly-Cited Papers by Research Area) (June 17, 2017)

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