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.

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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”. “

Consult and search for journals through the journal rankings

The journal rankings of HEC Paris, FT, CNRS and the AERES are accessible via the library website, in the topic ‘Electronic resources’.

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You can also search for the rankings of HEC Paris and FT directly through the Journal Finder, by clicking on ‘Index’

Journal Finder

You will have access to the list of titles and for every journal, a link to the full text.

Note that the library has subscribed without embargo to the 87 journals ranked A in the HEC Paris ranking.

The Journal Finder also gives access to “Journal Quality List”, which is a collation of journal rankings from several sources. The list was first published in 2000 by Dr Anne-Wil Harzing. Since then, the list has been updated and extended periodically to keep it current.

 

Science Direct : how to find Open access articles ?

You may not have noticed, (as you have to admit,  it is well hidden !) that you can search for open access academic journals, archibes and articles from the Science Direct search page .

Open Access ? What is it ?

Open Access (or free access) offers online digital content which can be available for free (Creative Commons licences, etc..), or subjected to rights relating to intellectual property.

Open access mainly includes peer reviewed academic publications.

Elsevier and Open Access Program

All articles published in Elsevier open access journals are peer reviewed and upon acceptance will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Authors who want to make their publications free to access and download can publish their research in academic journals, some of which are available on Science Direct.

How to access these journals articles?

From the home page of Science Direct, click the “Search” tab to display the advanced search criteria

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Enter your search criteria and select the “Open Access Articles” option before clicking the « Search” button

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Click on the article title to view its detailed instructions including the abstract, keywords, references and full-text link that will redirect you to the platform where it is hosted.

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Et voilà 😉