TRANSPARENT RANKING: CRIS by Google Scholar (January 2019)

TRANSPARENT RANKING: CRIS by Google Scholar

5th Edition (January 2019)

          During the last months, we realized the indexing of records of several open access repositories by Google Scholar is not as complete as previously without a clear reason. From the experience of a few cases, it looks that GS penalizes error in the metadata descriptions, so it is important to the affected repositories to check their level of indexing and to try to identify potential problems.

TRANSPARENT RANKING: Portals of Journals by Google Scholar (January 2019)

TRANSPARENT RANKING: Portal of Journals by Google Scholar

5th Edition (January 2019)

          During the last months, we realized the indexing of records of several open access repositories by Google Scholar is not as complete as previously without a clear reason. From the experience of a few cases, it looks that GS penalizes error in the metadata descriptions, so it is important to the affected repositories to check their level of indexing and to try to identify potential problems.

TRANSPARENT RANKING: Institutional Repositories by Google Scholar (January 2019)

TRANSPARENT RANKING: Institutional Repositories by Google Scholar

5th Edition (January 2019)

Transparent Ranking of Repositories: All Repositories (January 2019)

TRANSPARENT RANKING: All Repositories by Google Scholar

5th Edition (January 2019)

Indexing Repositories by Google Scholar: Pitfalls & Best practices

Best advice directly from the Google Scholar desk

          During the last OR2015 conference, the main developer of Google Scholar, Anurag Acharya made a presentation regarding the best practices for repositories being indexed by GS, that as you know is one iof the key indicators of this ranking. As it is a very important document we strongly suggest to download it and to follow the advices if you intend to increase your ranking performance,

Branding, URLs, HANDLEs and DOIs in repositories.

        The indicator used for estimating the visibility (impact) of the items deposited in the repositories is the number of external inlinks they received, considering as the targeted URLs those that are using the domain or subdomain of the repository. For example:

http://www.teses.usp.br/*

where the asterisk refer to all the webpages and documents independently of their format.

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