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#11
Those Lynn papers are separate, I think.

Maybe GS refuses to index papers with only 1 name. Neuroskeptic, a prominent blogger, published a paper in his name. Searching GS for this reveals that it is indexed under N Skeptic.

Skeptic, N. (2012). The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 643.

You may be right. So this means that all author names need to be at least two words. If they want to be indexed of course. If they don't that's their business.
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#12
I looked more into the criticism of Citation Index. It turns out it is not very useful. Very briefly, it is an index calculated by a for-profit entity by a secret method with data they won't share (and in the one case they did, the data didn't fit the published numbers). It is easily gameable too. Academia is very stupid for relying on such a metric. It's basically the same as with legacy journals. A commercial entity is abusing its privileged position due to science relying on its index for reputation indexing. You can read the same sources I did by following the source from the Altmetrics manifesto: http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/

So what to do? One can rely on various other indexes. I can think of a number:

Our own citation index, which one can calculate for any time frame. The commercial one is done for only the last 2 years, which introduces bias due to different fields not having the same speed of publishing.

To check for in-house self-referencing, one can calculate the above by only counting papers not published in any OP journal. As far as I know, this leads to a citation index of near zero since most people are not familiar with OP journals and they are quite new too.

One can calculate the reverse of the above to check whether authors excessively cite papers in the OP journals, i.e. calculate the % of citations are citations to papers in OP journals. This number won't be too high I think.

I can release statistical data for number of downloads of papers etc. Attached. Note that a lot of this traffic is due to people downloading the papers people have attached on the forum, and much of it is due to spambots.


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#13
Someone here should contact nooffensebut and Dalliard about what happened with GS. Is it possible to reupload another version of their respective articles under other names ?

For example, "No Offensebut" or "No Offense But" for the first and "Mr Dalliard" or "Mister Dalliard" for the second. GS may accept that. This journal is flexible, unlike the others, so that's why I ask what you think.
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#14
(2014-Oct-14, 02:42:36)Meng Hu Wrote: Someone here should contact nooffensebut and Dalliard about what happened with GS. Is it possible to reupload another version of their respective articles under other names ?

For example, "No Offensebut" or "No Offense But" for the first and "Mr Dalliard" or "Mister Dalliard" for the second. GS may accept that. This journal is flexible, unlike the others, so that's why I ask what you think.


Of course. The problem with assuming "Mr" is that people posting under pseudonyms do not reveal their sex, so if they turn out to be female, then "Mr" is indicating the wrong sex.
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#15
Yeah, I agree that the problem is probably that GS does not recognize mononyms like Dalliard. I added an initial (M.) to my name in the X-factor article and posted the new version to the review thread. Can you replace the published version with that one, Emil? GS lists the h2-race article under John's name, it's ok that way.
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#16
It is done.
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#17
Meng Hu just informed me about this. I would like to add a space to my pseudonym, if I can and if that will increase the likely hood that Google Scholar will index my paper. I attached the paper here with my name as "Nooffense But." Will that do?

Thanks.


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#18
Yes, I will replace it when I get home (I am currently in Sweden). Then I will have Google re-crawl it and hopefully that will work. Maybe not. Dalliard's paper is not indexed even though we did the name thing and I had Google re-crawl the website. So maybe the name theory is just wrong. Any other ideas?

Whenever I publish a paper, I put it on my website, and I add a publication on ResearchGate too. Maybe that helps. But still, it usually takes GS a few days to note my new papers.
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#19
(2014-Oct-20, 00:05:48)Emil Wrote: Yes, I will replace it when I get home (I am currently in Sweden). Then I will have Google re-crawl it and hopefully that will work. Maybe not. Dalliard's paper is not indexed even though we did the name thing and I had Google re-crawl the website. So maybe the name theory is just wrong. Any other ideas?


Here's what I get in GS.

APA

Fuerst, J. Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans: A Meta-analysis and New Analysis.

ISO 690

FUERST, John. Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans: A Meta-analysis and New Analysis.

MLA

Fuerst, John. "Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans: A Meta-analysis and New Analysis."

For APA, M Dalliard may appear ok, but ISO 690 and MLA may have troubles recognizing the name. I admit it sounds weird. But I think it was a good idea to contact nooffensebut. If the new name appears as "Nooffense But" but that the paper is still not indexed, I would be wrong.

Originally, my idea comes from the fact that Dalliard did not appear in the Fuerst paper above, even though Dalliard's name was here. That's why I'm confident about my hypothesis. But I will continue to check GS every day. Only time can prove me wrong (or right).
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#20
Well, turning tags on was a very bad idea! Now Scholar indexed every tag my papers have been tagged with as a new paper! It is due to an unforeseen effect of the code we wrote. We will try to fix it ASAP.

http://scholar.google.dk/citations?user=...AAAJ&hl=en
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