Posts Tagged Google Scholar Citations
I continue be impressed with Google Scholar Citations. I receive regular emails, similar to the one below,telling me when papers are referencing articles I have authored/co-authored. In this case this article referred to a paper that I co-authored in 1996 while I was at Kodak….regarding silver-catalyzed cyclizations. I would not have expected a paper about photographic based organic chemistry to show up in a Toxicology journal. But thanks to Google Scholar Citations now I know…
I think the Google Scholar Citations resource is excellent. I was one of the fortunate ones that managed to get onto the system early and I signed on immediately and used it to aggregate my papers very easily and quickly as represented here. One of my favorite aspects of the system is how it keeps me informed, by emails direct to my inbox, that other papers are referencing papers for which I am an author. Today the email that hit me listed four such papers. A free service, regular updates and, as best as I can tell, working as advertised for me at least.
Scholar Alert: New citations to my articles
MJ Simpson… – Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2012
Abstract Soil organic matter (OM) contains vast stores of carbon, and directly supports
microbial, plant, and animal life by retaining essential nutrients and water in the soil. Soil OM
plays important roles in biological, chemical, and physical processes within the soil, and …
JL Lahti, GW Tang, E Capriotti, T Liu… – Journal of The Royal Society …, 2012
Abstract Marketed drugs frequently perform worse in clinical practice than in the clinical trials on which their approval is based. Many therapeutic compounds are ineffective for a large subpopulation of patients to whom they are prescribed; worse, a significant fraction of …
LA Gribov… – Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2012
Abstract The authors discuss the methodology of quantitative analysis of pure substances
and mixtures by optical spectra (IR, Raman, UV, etc.) without using samples of standard
composition (standardless molecular spectral analysis). An algorithm of quantitative …
M Hilbig… – Journal of Cheminformatics, 2012
Chemists working in biomolecular application projects are usually looking at many related
molecules (eg results of a virtual screening run, lead series development or library design).
For a convenient visual analysis of this data it is essential that differences between …
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Tonight I was trying to add a couple of publications to my Google Scholar Citations account. The interface available to me is shown below.
It would make a lot more sense to provide the ability to input a DOI and use the Crossref Resolver to retrieve all of the associated information. There is a full DOI for this purpose (we use it on ChemSpider already) so if I wanted to put our new Melting Point Nature Precedings article into Google Scholar Citations then I would simply put 10.1038/npre.2011.6229.1 into the resolver and it would would link me, or for Google citations it would fill in the appropriate fields. Seems like a good marriage?
I have been blogging on Google Scholar Citations in recent days and noticing some interesting details (1,2,3). I have been in exchanges with the Microsoft Academic Search support team on Twitter trying to collapse multiple accounts. They are helping.
I have since continued my comparison to look for differences in the two platforms. There are some very obvious differences. One GLARING example…on Google Scholar my top cited paper has 50 citations. On Microsoft Academic Search it has 3. BIG difference!
I have blogged recently about my experiences with Google Scholar Citations. (1,2). It has been useful in highlighting what science I have published that people might find interest as well as trends in citation patterns. It has also highlighted some potential issues in the data.
I must admit I was quite surprised to see that the top cited paper was one from Eastman Kodak company where we looked at interactions between Sodium Dodecyl sulfate and gelatin, followed by work I did at the University of Ottawa. This work was in 1994 and 1991 respectively. This work was almost 20 years ago so it does make sense that the aggregation of citations over the years might have reached those levels. However, I would have expected that my work in the areas of NMR prediction, Computer-Assisted Structure Elucidation (CASE) and Indirect Covariance would have garnered a lot more citations, but that work did come about 10 years later. It is good to see that the more recent papers, for example that from 2008 on internet-based tools for communication and collaboration in chemistry, has garnered a following.
Above is shown a list of my papers from as far back as 1990 that appear to not have any citations. There are also a lot of recent papers listed that I KNOW are cited, multiple times, as they have been referred to in some of my own publications. For example, the second one in the list, from 2009, entitled “Computer-assisted methods for molecular structure elucidation: realizing a spectroscopist’s dream” is an Open Access article and according to the journal statistics it is the top read article of all time on the Journal of Cheminformatics as shown here with, as of this writing, 10770 accesses. In fact, if I search the article directly on Google Scholar I find it IS cited 7 times as shown below.
I don’t know why it shows up as cited in Google Scholar but not in Google Scholar Citations. However, the same issue exists for the paper on the Spectral game. See below. Shows no citations on Google Schoalr Citations but shows 7 on Google Scholar.
Notice that in BOTH cases the article is listed as the Journal of Cheminformatics, not as the title of the paper. Maybe THIS is the reason the citations are missed. Maybe the publisher for the Journal of Cheminformatics is not exposed in a manner that has the publications indexed properly? Maybe….
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
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.