Dialnet blackout in Google Scholar (data and code)

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Description: Report of the Dialnet coverage blackout in Google Scholar which is affecting the visibility of journals, books, and theses published in Spain

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


An abrupt decrease in the number of Spanish journals covered in the last edition of Google Scholar Metrics (2012-2016) compared to the previous edition has been detected. The number of unique journals has dropped from 1101 to 599. An analysis is carried out to identify the disciplines that have been affected the most. After examining various potential causes that could explain this issue, it is co...


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