Are there any cross-platform websites to measure scientific impact of any research article? I am aware of dblp, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search. Recently, ResearchGate is quite popular. However, all these are not optimal in several aspects.

For example, Google Scholar is a good platform for citation index, particularly h-index of any author; dblp is intended for most authentic, however lacks in the timely updating. ResearchGate seems to be updated mostly by individual scholars. I know that it is not possible to find a comprehensive database with authentic information contained. Thus, the criteria may be as follows: timely manner, self citation exclusion, information entered by authors or robot cross-checked by any person, and most importantly free access to scholars. (Scopus is not free.)

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    What are you asking for? A list of all the places that measure "scientific impact"? And what does "highlight the issue" mean in this context? – 410 gone Oct 8 '15 at 17:04
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    Please clarify: Are you aware of any issues (list them! Define precisely what you expect of a measure of "scientific impact", because there probably is no globally accepted/useful definition.) and looking for an alternative that circumvents the issues, or are you unaware of any issues and want us to highlight them? (In case the answer is "both" - these are two different questions, so please ask them separately.) – O. R. Mapper Oct 8 '15 at 17:05
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    @Alexandros: "Google scholar is the de-facto standard for tracking citations" - given the severe distortions in Google Scholar's h-index based upon the random inclusion of undergrad works, I have not yet met anyone who would have looked seriously at Google Scholar for determining the impact of someone or something - although opinions here on Academia SE seem to differ sometimes. Google Scholar is an excellent tool for finding related work, but the "statistics" tools like citation counts seem more like a well-intended, but failed feature. – O. R. Mapper Oct 8 '15 at 21:21
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    I understand, and I agree with you that it would be a great system. Unfortunately, though, nothing similar exists at the moment (not that I know, at least). The closest match seems Orcid, which is a recent system backed up by a consortium of publishers and institutions. It is still preliminary, though, and it is still uncertain whether it will gain enough momentum to become a standard. – Federico Poloni Oct 9 '15 at 3:46
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    I have not yet met anyone who would have looked seriously at Google Scholar for determining the impact of someone or something — Hi, @O.R.Mapper. Nice to meet you. – JeffE Oct 9 '15 at 11:39

You have a compilation to scientific research referencing websites and networks, and some links to further information, here (post in spanish language, with automatic transation available).

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    When you post a link to your own blog, please disclose the affiliation and do not present it as a third party. – Federico Poloni May 3 '16 at 12:04
  • Thanks for the remark on the affiliation, but where did I present it as a third party? – Alfonso F R May 8 '16 at 12:17
  • Writing "here is this blog post" generically instead of "this is a post from my blog" in my view means failing to disclose your relationship and presenting it as a third party. Maybe not in lawyer's terms, but at least in spirit. – Federico Poloni May 9 '16 at 9:28
  • It could also be argued that, because I did not disclose the affiliation, I was presenting it as my own, if it was not. Spirit is hardly measurable. Anyway this discussion is off-topic. – Alfonso F R May 18 '16 at 11:39

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