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Google’s Brilliance Shows Again with Google Scholar Citations

02 Aug

My colleague David Sharpe pointed me to an interesting blog today concerning Google Scholar Citations. I’d always imagined it would come but didn’t know when. So what a happy lunchtime it was when I sat down to read the blog and register for a citations account here. When I registered on Microsoft Academic Search I was initially impressed.

ONE of my personas on Microsoft Academic Search

Since then I have been collapsing a number of different “authors called Antony Williams”. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks and despite numerous attempts to collapse them, including email requests…I still exist as

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/18547547/antony-j-williams

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/12789419/antony-j-williams

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/22810554/antony-j-williams

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/24519715/antony-j-williams

If anyone from Microsoft can possibly help me get these collapsed I’d appreciate it! I’ve tried using the approach below and failed.

 

It’s a shame…I really want to take advantage of a lot of the wonderful tools that Microsoft Academic Search offers. An example is below.

Again…if anyone can help me collapse the various forms of me I’d appreciate it!
Now to  Google Scholar Citations. I registered, I searched on my name and accepted it. Done. The result was, as far as I can tell, a complete capture of my papers. Caveat..I have NOT yet sat and compared with my CV . What impressed me is that I am one person under Google Scholar Citations…no complex “collapsing process”. It also took me 10 mins….it was done with a few button clicks and it looks like this.
Google…impressed again. NICELY DONE!

 

 

 

 

 

About tony

Founder of ChemZoo Inc., the host of ChemSpider (www.chemspider.com). ChemSpider is an open access online database of chemical structures and property transaction based services to enable chemists around the world to data mine chemistry databases. The Royal Society of Chemistry acquired ChemSpider in May 2009. Presently working as a consortium member of the OpenPHACTS IMI project (http://www.openphacts.org/). This focuses on how drug discovery can utilize semantic technologies to improve decision making and brings together 22 European team members to develop an infrastructure to link together public and private data for the drug discovery community. I am also involved with the PharmaSea FP7 project (http://www.pharma-sea.eu/) trying to identify new classes of marine natural products with potential pharmacological activity. I am also one of the hosts for three wikis for Science: ScientistsDB, SciMobileApps and SciDBs. Over the past decade I held many responsibilities including the direction of the development of scientific software applications for spectroscopy and general chemistry, directing marketing efforts, sales and business development collaborations for the company. Eight years experience of analytical laboratory leadership and management. Experienced in experimental techniques, implementation of new NMR technologies, walk-up facility management, research and development, manufacturing support and teaching. Ability to provide situation analysis, creative solutions and establish good working relationships. Prolific author with over a 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 3 patents and over 300 public presentations. Specialties Leadership in the domain of free access Chemistry, Product and project management, Organizational and Leadership development, Competitive analysis and Business Development, Entrepreneurial.
 

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8 Responses to Google’s Brilliance Shows Again with Google Scholar Citations

  1. Egon Willighagen

    August 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Yeah, almost the exact same experience for me, for both services, with the extra downside of MS that it covers too few journals in my field:

    http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-google-scholar-citations-profile.html

     
  2. tony

    August 3, 2011 at 6:30 am

    An update that I have heard from Microsoft Academic Search via Twitter and they are working on things. I am assuming that my various personnae will collapse shortly into one person. That will be great. I’d like to do a full review of the service once I can navigate just one version of me.

     
  3. Azeem Majeed

    October 15, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I’ve found the Google service to be better than that from Microsoft, with a greater proportion of my articles identified and more complete citation counts.
    http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ST8BfTgAAAAJ&hl=en

     

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