Google Scholar Metrics

Google Scholar Metrics subsumed a top 100 list of journals for different areas of subjects such as Business, Engineering & computer science, humanities, economics & management, and literature and arts. If you've selected subcategories from the subject area, you can find the journal list with different subject areas like marketing, hotel & hospitality, and finance. 

 Generally, journals can be raked by their h5-index and h5-median. Google Scholar might cover all scholars which are from either Scopus or web of science. The journals will be available in multiple languages not only in English and the languages are Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.


h-5 Index and h-5 Median


h-5 index can be measured by h-index of articles published in the last 5 years. It has the largest number h such that h articles which having at least h citations each. For example, h-index of a journal is 200 means that 200 articles published which having 200 citations each. h5-median is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h-5 index. Specifically, h5-index can be estimated based on a 5-year publication window. To calculate h-5 index, you can consider different tools like Harzing's publish or Perish.


Locate the top-100 list of Journals by Subject Area


In order to locate top-100 list of journals, you need to go to Google Scholar website and choose the subject area according to your interests that may included business, or economics and management. The top 100 list of journals can be ranked based on h5-index and h5-median. When you click on h5-index of publication, you can view which article is published in the last 5 complete years was cited most and which paper has cited it. By searching specific journal title, you can find h5-index of the publication very easily.

 Scholar Metrics included journal articles from different websites that has inclusion of all guidelines. In addition to these, it has been subsumed chosen conference articles in computer science and electrical engineering and preprints from NBER and arXiV. Furthermore, it has specifically excluded different things such as patents, books, court opinions, and dissertations, publications that are received no citations to articles which are published between 2010 and 2014, and publications with fewer than 100 articles that are published between 2010 and 2014.

The organization covers the articles from a substantial fraction of scholarly articles published in the last five years. However, it currently doesn't cover a large number of articles from smaller publications. To give the metrics to Google Scholar publications, it has adapted the h5-index method and h5-median variation for the complete calendar year. h-index of a publication is the largest number h such that at least h articles in the publication were cited by at least h times each. h-median is a measure of the distribution of citations to the h-core articles.

There are different types of categories under publications such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, Nature Materials, Nano letters, Nanoscale, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, and much more. Within Google Metrics, you can search by journal title or keyword to create and compare your own list of journals.