Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science

Anne-Wil Harzing, LSE Impact Blog, Mar 20, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I agree with this assessment. "Commercial databases such as ISI and Scopus have systematic errors as they do not include many journals in the social sciences and humanities, nor have good coverage of conferences proceedings, books or book chapters." They are, in a word, biased toward traditional scientific publications (which is also where they make their money). It makes a difference to me. According to Scopus my h-index id 5. According to Google Scholar my h-index is 26. That's a pretty large variance in the estimation of my academic impact. Via gsiemens.

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