A new metrics-related book focused on academic search engines

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro.aguillo at CCHS.CSIC.ES
Wed Oct 8 07:27:26 EDT 2014

José Luis Ortega. Academic Search Engines: A Quantitative Outlook. 
Elsevier, 2014. Chandos Information Professional Series
ISBN 1780634722, 9781780634722


Academic Search Engines: intends to run through the current panorama of 
the academic search engines through a quantitative approach that 
analyses the reliability and consistence of these services. The 
objective is to describe the main characteristics of these engines, to 
highlight their advantages and drawbacks, and to discuss the 
implications of these new products in the future of scientific 
communication and their impact on the research measurement and 
evaluation. In short, Academic Search Engines presents a summary view of 
the new challenges that the Web set to the scientific activity through 
the most novel and innovative searching services available on the Web.

Key Features:
· This is the first approach to analyze search engines exclusively 
addressed to the research community in an integrative handbook.
· This book is not merely a description of the web functionalities of 
these services; it is a scientific review of the most outstanding 
characteristics of each platform, discussing their significance with 
recent investigations.
· This book introduces an original methodology based on a quantitative 
analysis of the covered data through the extensive use of crawlers and 
harvesters which allow going in depth into how these engines are working.

José Luis Ortega (CCHS-CSIC) is a web researcher in the Spanish National 
Research Council (CSIC). He achieved a fellowship in the Cybermetrics 
Lab of the CSIC, where he finished his doctoral studies (2003–8). In 
2005, he was employed by the Virtual Knowledge Studio of the Royal 
Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts, and in 2008 he took up a 
position as information scientist in the CSIC. He now continues his 
collaboration with the Cybermetrics Lab in research areas such as 
webometrics, web usage mining, visualization of information, academic 
search engines and social networks for scientists.


Isidro F. Aguillo, HonDr.
The Cybermetrics Lab, IPP-CSIC
Grupo Scimago
Madrid. SPAIN

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