Comparison of Main Scholarly and Bibliometric Databases


Key:
✅: Complete Coverage     : Partial Coverage     ❌: No Coverage
Feature ScholarGPS® Google Scholar Scopus Web of Science Dimensions Semantic Scholar
Scholar Profiles
Universal
All Scholars Living, Retired, Deceased
Affiliation History
Current And Prior Affiliations with time history
Field, Discipline And Specialty Designations
Field, Discipline And Specialties Practiced By Scholar
Co-authors
Co-author listings
Archival Publications Only
Profiles contain only archival publications
Filtering
Filter publications by type, technical area, year, affiliation, co-authors, country and order by year or citations
Institutional Profiles
Academic + Non-Academic
All research institutions, including academic, governmental and industrial
Publications and Citation History
Publication and citation counts up to current year
Field, Discipline and Specialty Performance
Scholars/ Publications By Fields And Top Disciplines
Scholar Performance By Field, Discipline And Specialty
Ranking Order of Scholars By Field, Discipline, Or Specialty
Field and Discipline Profiles
Hierarchical Decomposition
Division of 14 Fields into 177 Disciplines reflecting standard academic practice
Publication and Citation History
Publication and Citation history for each Field and Discipline
Scholar,Publication and Institutional Rankings
Highly ranked scholars, highly cited publications and institutional ranks by Field and Discipline
Specialty Profiles
Comprehensive Listing
Over 350,000 (and growing) identified Specialties
Publication and Citation History
Publication and Citation History for each Specialty
Scholar, Publication and Institutional Rankings
Highly ranked scholars, highly cited publications and institutional rankings in all non-micro Specialties
Scholar Rankings
Overall (All Fields)
Rankings By: All Fields
Hierarchical
Rankings By: Field, Discipline, And All Specialties The Scholar Is Involved in
Purely Quantitative
Ranking metrics: Productivity, Impact and Quality and Composite Metric, applied to all levels of the scholarly hierarchy (Overall (All Fields), Field, Discipline and Specialties)
Interval Rankings
Rank scholars by lifetime achievement or achievement in prior 5 years
Institutional Rankings
Comprehensive
Rankings cover academic, governmental, not-for-profit and industrial research entities
Purely Quantitative
Innovative ranking methodologies for Overall (All Fields), Field, Discipline and Specialty rankings for institutions
Interval Rankings
Rank by lifetime (all affiliated scholars over all time) or prior 5 years
Highly Ranked Scholars™
Unique Methodology
Highly ranked scholars (those in the top 0.05%) based on their Productivity, Impact and Quality Composite Ranking
Hierarchical
Highly ranked scholars by Overall (All Fields), Field, Discipline and Specialty
Interval Rankings
Rankings by Lifetime or prior 5 years
Top Scholars by Institution
Unique Methodology
Scholars of the given institution who rank in the top 0.5% of all scholars from all institutions based on their Productivity, Impact and Quality Composite Ranking determined over the scholar's lifetime contributions.
Scholar Types
Rankings can be filtered to include all institutional scholar types (active, retired or deceased) or just active scholars.
Hierarchical
Top Scholars by Institution ranked by Overall, Field, Discipline and/or Specialties.
Top Scholars By Country
Unique Methodology
Scholars at institutions within a given country who rank in the top 0.5% of all scholars globally based on their Productivity, Impact and Quality Composite Ranking determined over the scholar's lifetime contributions.
Scholar Types
Rankings can be filtered to include all scholar types (active, retired or deceased) or just active scholars.
Hierarchical
Top Scholars by Country ranked by Overall, Field, Discipline and/or Specialties.
Highly Cited Publications
Hierarchical
Highly-cited publications by Overall (All Fields), Field, Discipline and Specialties
Top Scholars by Expertise
Quantitative
Experts in the top 0.5% of scholars in terms of their lifetime composite ranking
Searchable
Filter by Field, Discipline, Specialty or by Country
Publications and Citation Index
Encyclopedic Listing
Over 150 Million (and growing) publications including journal articles, conference papers, books, book chapters and patents
Quality
Only archival publications
Cross-citation indexing
Links to all papers citing any given paper