Research output and impact of the fields of management, economics, and sociology in spain and france: An analysis using google scholar and scopus

Ernesto R. Gantman, Marcelo P. Dabós

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8 Citas (Scopus)


Because of a greater coverage of documentary sources in many languages that is greater than that of traditional bibliographic databases, Google Scholar is an ideal tool for examining the social sciences in non-Anglophone countries. We have therefore used it to study the scholarly output and impact of three scientific disciplines, management, economics, and sociology, in Spain and France, comparing some of the results with those retrieved with Scopus. Our findings show that scientific articles are the predominant form of scholarly communication in Google Scholar for our selected fields and countries. In addition, our results indicate that in Google Scholar the vernacular languages of each country are more used than English in all cases, but economics in France. The opposite occurs in Scopus, except for the case of sociology articles in France We also show that books receive on average more citations than other published documents in Google Scholar. Finally, we demonstrate that publishing in English is associated with greater scholarly impact, except for the case of France in Google Scholar for articles in sociology and books in the three fields.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)1054-1066
Número de páginas13
PublicaciónJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
EstadoPublicada - 1 ago. 2018
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