Google Scholar team:
I am a research scientist at a university (Universided del Norte), my email address is [email protected]
and I have been listed on Google Scholar for many years.
Please correct these observations of possible hackings:
Alcon et al. NS1 paper for which 200 Google Scholar citations were removed last week!
First evidence of the real diagnostic capability of the dengue virus nonostructural-1 (NS1) glycoprotein. Funded by the European Communities grant to A.K. Falconar
‘This work was supported by grant TS3-CT94-0290 from the European Union and program DSP/STTC 98/074 from DGA.’ This paper had nearly 1,000 (n = 990) Google Scholar citations, but last week 200 citations were removed last week possibly due to hacking so it now has only 790 Google Scholar citations!
This single authored paper had 50 Google Scholar citations many years ago and which was suddenly reduced to just 15 possibly due to hacking. Funded by the European Communities grant to A.K. Falconar and a personal grant from a Charitable Trust
Now this publication has 87 Google Scholar citations but even MORE Web of Science citations (n = 93)! ‘This work was supported by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and the European Communities grant number TS∗CT94 0290’. Given that the Google Scholar citations are always 1.5x to 2.0 times more than those of the Web of Science citations for the same article, that would mean that the Google Scholar citations for this article should be 120-174 (NOT 87). As such, this is another example why we cannot trust Google Scholar citations.
Andrew K. Falconar PhD