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ERIC Number: EJ1205281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
The Prestige of Social Scientists in Spain and France: An Examination of Their h-Index Values Using Scopus and Google Scholar
Dabós, Marcelo P.; Gantman, Ernesto R.; Fernández Rodríguez, Carlos J.
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v57 n1 p47-66 Mar 2019
We analyze the prestige of 1,500 scholars in economics, sociology, and management who have Spanish and French institutional affiliations operationalized by their h-index in Scopus and Google Scholar. We use a negative binomial count model to examine how some individual factors affect the h-index from both databases. The results show a non-monotonic relationship between the researchers' career length and their h-index. There is a positive and statistically significant relationship between total research output and the h-index. The share of publications in English over total publications has also a positive and statistically significant effect on the h-index, except in a single case, while the share of publications in other foreign languages does not have such effect. Finally, we found that the effects of the number of citations received by documents in English (international impact) and by those in the vernacular language (local or regional impact) on the h-index vary according to the database, the country, and the discipline in question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain; France