publication . Report . Other literature type . Article . Preprint . 2013

A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases

Nader Ale Ebrahim; Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo; Hadi Salehi; Melor Md Yunus; Hadi Farhadi; Masood Fooladi; Maryam Farhadi; Nader Ale Ebrahim;
  • Published: 27 Apr 2013
Abstract
Nowadays, the worlds scientific community has been publishing an enormous number of papers in different scientific fields. In such environment, it is essential to know which databases are equally efficient and objective for literature searches. It seems that two most extensive databases are Web of Science and Scopus. Besides searching the literature, these two databases used to rank journals in terms of their productivity and the total citations received to indicate the journals impact, prestige or influence. This article attempts to provide a comprehensive comparison of these databases to answer frequent questions which researchers ask, such as: How Web of Scie...
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free text keywords: web of science, scopus, database, citations, provenance, coverage, searching, citation tracking, impact factor, indexing, h-index, researcher profile, researcher ID, web of science, mpact factor, indexing, h-index, researcher profile, researcher ID, citations, scopus, database, provenance, coverage, searching, citation tracking, impact factor, K.3.2, [INFO.INFO-DB]Computer Science [cs]/Databases [cs.DB], [SDE]Environmental Sciences, [SHS.EDU]Humanities and Social Sciences/Education, Computer Science - Digital Libraries, Computer Science - Computers and Society, jel:I0, jel:I2, jel:I23, jel:O1, jel:O10, jel:Z0, jel:Z00, jel:Z1, jel:Z18, General Economics, Econometrics and Finance, General Arts and Humanities, General Social Sciences, Publishing, business.industry, business, Search engine indexing, Computer science, Data science, Economic anthropology, World Wide Web, computer.software_genre, computer, Prestige
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publication . Report . Other literature type . Article . Preprint . 2013

A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases

Nader Ale Ebrahim; Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo; Hadi Salehi; Melor Md Yunus; Hadi Farhadi; Masood Fooladi; Maryam Farhadi; Nader Ale Ebrahim;