Do you know Google Scholar Metrics?

GSGoogle Scholar Metrics provide a way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications.

You can explore publications in research areas of your interest, for example, the top 20 publications in Business, Economics & Management. They are ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics. To see which articles in a publication were cited the most and who cited them, click on their h-index number to view the articles as well as the citations underlying the metrics.

GS Metrics

To explore specific research areas, select one of the broad areas, click on the “Subcategories” link and then select one of the options. For example: Finance or Marketing. Browsing by research area is, as yet, available only for English publications. You can, of course, search for specific publications in all languages by words in their titles, like “Revue Française de Gestion“.

Scholar Metrics currently cover articles published between 2009 and 2013, both inclusive and are currently based on Google Scholar index as it was in June 2014.

The h5-index and h5-median of a publication are, respectively, the h-index and h-median of only those of its articles that were published in the last five complete calendar years.

Also note Google’s explanations on the coverage of publications:

“Since Google Scholar indexes articles from a large number of websites, we can’t always tell in which journal a particular article has been published. To avoid misidentification of publications, we have included only the following items:

  • journal articles from websites that follow our inclusion guidelines;
  • selected conference articles in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering;
  • preprints from arXiv, SSRN, NBER and RePEC – for these sites, we compute metrics for individual collections, e.g., “arXiv Superconductivity (cond-mat.supr-con)” or “CEPR Discussion Papers”. “

Changes to Google Scholar advanced search

Changes to Google Scholar advanced search


To access Google Scholar’s advanced search feature, you now simply slick the drop down arrow at the end of the search bar, as shown.

This then provides options to further your search parameters


From this menu, you can:

  • Search for exact words or phrases
  • Search by author
  • Search by publication date

You can also filter more precisely your search results. Results are normally filtered by relevance, not by date.


You can use the toolbar to the LEFT of the page, to refine your results; by year, by date or in a specific time frame.
You can also create email alerts for new articles added relating to your search delivered periodically directly to your inbox.

To access full article texts,

  • Click a text title
  • Click a link labelled [PDF] to the right of the search result
  • Click a library link, e.g., “FindIt@Harvard”, to the right of the search result
  • Click “All versions” under the search result and check out the alternative sources
  • Click “Related articles” or “Cited by” under the search result to explore similar articles.

For more Google Scholar search hints, try this link

Enhancing the Google scholar Experience

Connecting Library Resources with Google scholar

Did you know you can search HEC subscribed resources directly from Google scholar?

·         Simply connect to Google scholar, and click on settings
·         In the left hand tab, click on library links
·         Search for HEC and add “HEC Paris Library – HEC Paris – Full text
·         Save your changes
·         Perform a search using Google scholar

·         When the article is available in one of the library subscribed databases, the link “HEC Paris Full text” appears

·         Click on it to go directly to the full article text

For more information, consult the following guide, or ask for help at the library.

How to link Google Scholar to the library ressources?

Here is a quick video on how to link Google Scholar with the HEC Paris library’s subscribed ressources. BYou just have to make sure you are connected to your google account.

You will then be able to consult thousands of articles referenced by Google Scholar and displayed in HEC Paris numerous subscribed databases (i.e Ebsco Business Source Complete, Elsevier Science, JSTOR, Emerald…)

Do not hesitate to ask us any further question


Linking Google Scholar