Citation count dataset and import plug-ins v1.1.0

Sheppard, Nicholas and Gregson, Mark and Francois, Sebastien (2011) Citation count dataset and import plug-ins v1.1.0.

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Item Type: Plug-in
Plugin-type: Import Plugin
EPrints Version: EPrints 3 > EPrints 3.2
EPrints 3 > EPrints 3.3
License: GPL
Date: 28 February 2011
Creators Name: Sheppard, Nicholas and Gregson, Mark and Francois, Sebastien
Department: Library eServices
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 15:15
Last Modified: 03 May 2013 10:54


These scripts and plug-ins enable an EPrints repository to retrieve and store citation counts from Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. All citation data is stored in a dataset called 'citation', which contains a complete history of requests for citation counts. The most recent counts for any given eprint are cached in the 'scopus', 'wos' and 'gscholar' fields of that eprint so that they can be accessed from citation files and export plug-ins. Updates (December 2012): support for v3 of the WoS API, support for the updated Scopus API (view README for more details). Note that the package seems to work fine on 3.3.10.


Importing citation counts from Scopus requires a subscription to Scopus and a developer key for the Scopus XML Search API. Importing citation counts from Web of Science requires a subscription to Web of Science and access to Web of Science Web Services Premium. The Web of Science plug-in requires SOAP::Lite to be installed from CPAN, and the Google Scholar plug-in requires WWW::Mechanize::Sleepy.


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