Journal Scholar Metrics is a bibliometric tool that seeks to measure the performance of Art, Humanities, and Social Science journals by counting the number of bibliographic citations their articles have received according to Google Scholar.
In keeping with the research line the EC3 Research Group began a few years ago, aimed at unravelling the inner depths of Google Scholar and testing its capabilities as a tool for scientific evaluation, the goal of this product is to identify the subset of journals indexed in Google Scholar Metrics (GSM) dedicated to any field of study which falls within the scope of the Humanities or the Social Sciences, and to offer an array of basic citation-based indicators for these journals.
GSM mainly covers scientific journals (~95% of the sources). The rest of the sources are conference proceedings (mostly from Computer Science and Engineering), and collections in repositories (i.e. arXiv, SSRN). Only journals, conference proceedings, or repository collections which have published at least 100 papers in the last five complete years and received at least one citation are included in this product. There are two bibliometric indicators computed for every journal: the H5-index (h-index computed from the citations to documents published in the last five years) and the H5-median (median of the citation counts in the documents that contribute to the H5-index).