Table 1

Comparison of features in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar

Web of Science

Scopus

Google Scholar


Indexing and abstracting

Yes

Yes

No

Years covered-journals

1900 to present (Science) 1956-present (Social Science) 1975-present (Arts and Humanities)

1966 to present for some journals, but many date back to 1996 to present

Not revealed

Years covered-citations

1900 to present

1996 to present

Not revealed

Fee-based

Yes

Yes

No

Contents

9300 journals (Science, Social Science and Arts and Humanities)

15,000 journals (Science and Social Science)

Not revealed


Bakkalbasi et al. Biomedical Digital Libraries 2006 3:7   doi:10.1186/1742-5581-3-7

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