7.6.1 Argue for the use of Google Scholar

First, if your University prefers ISI as a data source and you have very few citations in ISI, but a respectable number of citations in Google Scholar, you can argue that Google Scholar citations are a more accurate measurement of citation impact for junior scholars. This is true because Google Scholar includes citations in Masters and Doctoral theses, conference proceedings and working papers that, in most cases, will ultimately be reflected in ISI citations. Google Scholar also includes a wider range of journals than ISI, including electronic journals and journals that have shorter publication lags than most ISI-listed journals.