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The dark side of open access in Google and Google Scholar: the case of Latin-American repositories

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dc.contributor.author Orduña Malea, Enrique es_ES
dc.contributor.author Delgado-López-Cózar, Emilio es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-02T10:42:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-02T10:42:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01
dc.identifier.issn 0138-9130
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/82253
dc.description.abstract Since repositories are a key tool in making scholarly knowledge open access (OA), determining their web presence and visibility on the Web (both are proxies of web impact) is essential, particularly in Google (search engine par excellence) and Google Scholar (a tool increasingly used by researchers to search for academic information). The few studies conducted so far have been limited to very specific geographic areas (USA), which makes it necessary to find out what is happening in other regions that are not part of mainstream academia, and where repositories play a decisive role in the visibility of scholarly production. The main objective of this study is to ascertain the web presence and visibility of Latin American repositories in Google and Google Scholar through the application of page count and web mention indicators respectively. For a sample of 137 repositories, the results indicate that the indexing ratio is low in Google, and virtually nonexistent in Google Scholar; they also indicate a complete lack of correspondence between the repository records and the data produced by these two search tools. These results are mainly attributable to limitations arising from the use of description schemas that are incompatible with Google Scholar (repository design) and the reliability of web mention indicators (search engines). We conclude that neither Google nor Google Scholar accurately represent the actual size of OA content published by Latin American repositories; this may indicate a non-indexed, hidden side to OA, which could be limiting the dissemination and consumption of OA scholarly literature es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer es_ES
dc.publisher Akadémiai Kiadó es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Scientometrics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Open access es_ES
dc.subject Google es_ES
dc.subject Google scholar es_ES
dc.subject Webometrics es_ES
dc.subject Web indicators es_ES
dc.subject Web visibility es_ES
dc.subject Indexing es_ES
dc.subject Latin America es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMUNICACION AUDIOVISUAL Y PUBLICIDAD es_ES
dc.subject.classification BIBLIOTECONOMIA Y DOCUMENTACION es_ES
dc.title The dark side of open access in Google and Google Scholar: the case of Latin-American repositories es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11192-014-1369-5
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 Orduña Malea, E.; Delgado-López-Cózar, E. (2015). The dark side of open access in Google and Google Scholar: the case of Latin-American repositories. Scientometrics. 102(1):829-846. doi:10.1007/s11192-014-1369-5 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-014-1369-5 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 829 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 846 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 102 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 278888 es_ES
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