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The silent fading of an academic search engine: the case of Microsoft Academic Search

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dc.contributor.author Orduña Malea, Enrique es_ES
dc.contributor.author Martín-Martín, Alberto es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ayllón, Juan M es_ES
dc.contributor.author Delgado-López-Cózar, Emilio es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-02T12:15:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-02T12:15:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1468-4527
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/82266
dc.description.abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to describe the obsolescence process of Microsoft Academic Search (MAS) as well as the effects of this decline in the coverage of disciplines and journals, and their influence in the representativeness of organizations. Design/methodology/approach - The total number of records and those belonging to the most reputable journals (1,762) and organizations (346) according to the Field Rating indicator in each of the 15 fields and 204 sub-fields of MAS, have been collected and statistically analysed in March 2014, by means of an automated querying process via http, covering academic publications from 1700 to present. Findings - MAS has no longer been updated since 2013, although this phenomenon began to be glimpsed in 2011, when its coverage plummeted. Throughout 2014, indexing of new records is still ongoing, but at a minimum rate, without following any apparent pattern. Research limitations/implications - There are also retrospective records being indexed at present. In this sense, this research provides a picture of what MAS offered during March 2014 being queried directly via http. Practical implications - The unnoticed obsolescence of MAS affects to the quality of the service offered to its users (both those who engage in scientific information seeking and also those who use it for quantitative purposes). Social implications - The predominance of Google Scholar (GS) as monopoly in the academic search engines market as well as the prevalence of an open construction model (GS) vs a closed model (MAS). Originality/value - A complete longitudinal analysis of disciplines, journals and organizations on MAS has been performed for the first time identifying an unnoticed obsolescence. Any public explanation or disclaimer note has been announced from the responsible company, something incomprehensible given its implications for the reliability and validity of bibliometric data provided on disciplines, journals, authors and congress as well as their fair representation on the academic search engine. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded under Project HAR2011-30383-C02-02 from Direccion General de Investigacion y Gestion del Plan Nacional de I+D+I (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) and Project APOSTD/2013/002 from the Regional Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Generalitat Valenciana) in Spain. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Emerald es_ES
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//HAR2011-30383-C02-02/ES/EVALUACION DE EDITORIALES Y LIBROS CIENTIFICOS ESPAÑOLES DE HUMANIDADES Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES A TRAVES DE ANALISIS DE CITAS Y DIFUSION EN BIBLIOTECAS (2000-2009)/ es_ES
dc.relation Regional Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Generalitat Valenciana) in Spain APOSTD/2013/002 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Online Information Review es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Universities es_ES
dc.subject Google Scholar es_ES
dc.subject Academic journals es_ES
dc.subject Academic search engines es_ES
dc.subject Microsoft Academic Search es_ES
dc.subject Scientific fields es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMUNICACION AUDIOVISUAL Y PUBLICIDAD es_ES
dc.subject.classification BIBLIOTECONOMIA Y DOCUMENTACION es_ES
dc.title The silent fading of an academic search engine: the case of Microsoft Academic Search es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/OIR-07-2014-0169
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.; Martín-Martín, A.; Ayllón, JM.; Delgado-López-Cózar, E. (2014). The silent fading of an academic search engine: the case of Microsoft Academic Search. Online Information Review. 38(7):936-953. https://doi.org/10.1108/OIR-07-2014-0169 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/OIR-07-2014-0169 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 936 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 953 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 38 es_ES
dc.description.issue 7 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 278889 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación es_ES
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