Web-based citation analysis discerning self-citations
Citation statistics is widely accepted as an easy and balanced way to compare scientists, but their reliability depends on the availability of democratic and comprehensive bibliographic datasets. Google Scholar provides such a service that is freely available and widely used. Some studies show that 70% of Google Scholar citations cannot be found in Web of Science, which only includes citations published in indexed journals selected by their own criteria.
To take advantage of the preeminent Google Scholar data we developed CIDS (Citation Impact Discerning Self-citations), a user-friendly web tool that calculates different citation statistics, such as the h-index and g-index. CIDS was originally developed by Francisco Couto at LASIGE.