A4 Article in conference proceedings

Google Search results as an altmetrics data source?

List of Authors: Holmberg Kim., Bowman Timothy D.

Conference name: International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics

Publisher: International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics

Place: Rooma

Publication year: 2019

Journal: Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics

Book title *: 17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENTOMETRICS & INFORMETRICS ISSI2019: with a Special STI Indicators Conference Track 2-5 September 2019 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy: PROCEEDINGS VOLUME I

Journal name in source: 17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings

Volume number: 1

Number of pages: 6

ISBN: 978-88-3381-118-5

ISSN: 2175-1935

URL: http://issi-society.org/proceedings/issi_2019/ISSI 2019 - Proceedings VOLUME I.pdf


This research-in-progress investigates currently available means to collect data relevant for altmetrics research from search engines. Content analysis is used to study accuracy and relevance of the collected data and to assess the applicability of Google Search results for altmetrics research. The results show that although search engines contain a vast amount of data that could be useful for altmetrics research at a small scale, the data does not come without problems. A high number of false positives in the retrieved data showed that the data cannot be used as such and further research is required into improving the data collection strategy.

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