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dc.contributor.author Martín-Martín, Alberto es_ES
dc.contributor.author Orduña Malea, Enrique es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ayllon, Juan M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Delgado-López-Cózar, Emilio es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-02T09:52:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-02T09:52:47Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.issn 0138-9130
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/82244
dc.description.abstract A study released by the Google Scholar team found an apparently increasing fraction of citations to old articles from studies published in the last 24 years (1990-2013). To demonstrate this finding we conducted a complementary study using a different data source (Journal Citation Reports), metric (aggregate cited half-life), time spam (2003-2013), and set of categories (53 Social Science subject categories and 167 Science subject categories). Although the results obtained confirm and reinforce the previous findings, the possible causes of this phenomenon keep unclear. We finally hypothesize that "first page results syndrome" in conjunction with the fact that Google Scholar favours the most cited documents are suggesting the growing trend of citing old documents is partly caused by Google Scholar. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer es_ES
dc.publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
dc.relation.ispartof Scientometrics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Google Scholar es_ES
dc.subject Journal Citation Reports es_ES
dc.subject Growth of science es_ES
dc.subject Science obsolescence es_ES
dc.subject Half-life indicator es_ES
dc.subject Academic search engines es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMUNICACION AUDIOVISUAL Y PUBLICIDAD es_ES
dc.subject.classification BIBLIOTECONOMIA Y DOCUMENTACION es_ES
dc.title Back to the past: on the shoulders of an academic search engine giant es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11192-016-1917-2
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Diseño para la Fabricación y Producción Automatizada - Institut de Disseny per a la Fabricació i Producció Automatitzada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Martín-Martín, A.; Orduña Malea, E.; Ayllon, JM.; Delgado-López-Cózar, E. (2016). Back to the past: on the shoulders of an academic search engine giant. Scientometrics. 107(3):1477-1487. doi:10.1007/s11192-016-1917-2 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/ es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1477 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1487 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 107 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 313301 es_ES
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