How Accurate was Google Scholar Citations in Detecting my Publications?

05 Aug

I blogged earlier this week about Google’s Brilliance with their new Google Scholar Citations. I was interested to know whether they found all of my papers so have spent a couple of hours checking. The answer? No…they missed 11 of the papers. They are listed below.

1) R.C. Hynes, J.R. Morton, J.A. Hriljac, Y. LePage, K.F. Preston, A.J. Williams, F. Evans, M.C. Grossel and L.H. Sutcliffe,  Isolated Free Radical Pairs in Rb+TCNQ- 18-crown-6 Single Crystals, J.Chem. Soc.,Chem. Commun., 5, 439 (1990)
2) R. Hynes, K.F. Preston, J.J. Springs, J. Tse and A.J. Williams, EPR Studies of M(CO)5-  Radicals (M = Cr, Mo, W) Trapped in Single Crystals of PPh4+ HM(CO)5- , J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 87(19), 3121 (1991)
3) R. Hynes, K.F. Preston, J.J. Springs, and A.J. Williams, X-Ray Crystallographic, Single-Crystal EPR, and Theoretical Study of Metal-Centred Radicals of the Type {C5R5Cr(CO)2L}
4) R. Duchateau, A.J. Williams, S. Gambarotta and M.Y.Chiang, Carbon-Carbon Double-Bond Formation in the Intermolecular Acetonitrile Reductive Coupling Promoted by a Mononuclear Titanium (II) Compound. Preparation and Characterization of Two Titanium (IV) Imido Derivatives, Inorg. Chem. 30, 4863 (1991)
5) B. Antalek, A.J. Williams, E. Garcia and J. Texter, NMR Analysis of Interfacial Structure Transitions Accompanying Electron Transfer Threshold Transitions in Reverse Microemulsions, Langmuir, 10, 4459, (1994)
6) R.Lok, R. Leone and A.J. Williams, Facile Rearrangements of Alkynylamino Heterocycles with Noble Metal Cations, Journal of Organic Chemistry 61(10), 3289 (1996)
7) D.E. Brown, A.J. Williams and D. McLaughlin, WIMS – A Web-based Information Management System, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 16, 370 (1997)
8 ) A.J. Williams, Combining Sample, Structural, and Spectral Information in an Information Management System, Sci. Comput. Auto. 15, 60 (1998)
9) M.E. Elyashberg, K.A. Blinov and A.J. Williams, Computer-aided Molecular Structure Elucidation on the Basis of 1D and 2D NMR Spectra, Applied Magnetic Resonance, (May 2000)
10) G. M. Rishton, K. LaBonte, A. J. Williams, K. Kassam and E. Kolovanov.  Computational approaches to the prediction of blood-brain barrier permeability: a comparative analysis of central nervous system drugs versus secretase inhibitors for Alzheimer’s disease Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development, 9, 303 (2006)
11) A. J. Williams, V. Tkachenko, C. Lipinski, A. Tropsha and S. Ekins, Free Online Resources Enabling Crowdsourced Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery World Winter 2009/10, 33-39

Fortunately it is easy to add them in…and that is in process. Simply do this:

* To add one article at a time, select the “Add” option from the Actions menu. Then, type in the title, the authors, etc., and click “Save”. Keep in mind that citations to the article you’ve just added may not appear in your profile for a few days.

* To add a group of related articles, select the “Import” option from the Actions menu. Search for your article using its title, keywords, or your name. Click “These are mine” next to the group you wish to add. If you have written articles under different names, with multiple groups of colleagues, or in different journals, you may need to select multiple groups. Your citation metrics will update right away to account for the group(s) you’ve just added.

* When you add a group of articles, we’ll also keep track of changes to this group as our search robots index the web. You can choose to have these changes automatically applied to your profile (recommended) or emailed to you for review. Select “Profile updates” under the Actions menu to configure the updates.”


What’s MORE brilliant though is Google Scholar Citations found papers, book chapters and posters that I didn’t have in my CV. They are now. I remain impressed.


About tony

Founder of ChemZoo Inc., the host of ChemSpider ( 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 ( 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 ( 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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