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Accuracy of funding information in Scopus: a comparative case study

Published on Jul 1, 2020in Scientometrics2.77
· DOI :10.1007/S11192-020-03458-W
Weishu Liu , Weishu Liu11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics)
Abstract
As an emerging bibliographic database, Scopus is increasingly used in academic research and evaluation practice. Compared with Web of Science, its data quality/reliability is still relatively underexplored. By using the author’s twenty-six English papers published during 2014 and 2019, this case study probes the accuracy of funding information in Scopus and shows that the accuracy of funding information collected by Web of Science is better than that of Scopus. Some obvious errors in funding acknowledgement text and funding agency fields still exist in Scopus. Therefore, Scopus needs to optimize the funding acknowledgement text identification method and improve the funding agency extraction and standardization strategy.
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