Thursday, September 10, 2015

ScholarRank - Ranking of Legal Scholars by HeinOnline

ScholarRank is an impressive new feature that HeinOnline instituted earlier this year that analyzes HeinOnline author activity. This tool evaluates the number of times an author has been cited in articles and cases, as well as the number of times the author’s articles have been accessed (by HeinOnline users) during the past 12 months. HeinOnline then ranks its leading 250 legal scholars, according to these metrics. Looking at the frequency that articles have been accessed is valuable because it helps determine scholarly activity before citations to an author can accrue.

Take a look below at the top 10 rankings from Hein, or the entire list of the top 250 legal scholars. When viewing an author’s ranking, you can click on the author’s name and view the author’s profile, which includes details about frequency of citation. 
This feature is part of HeinOnline's ScholarCheck, a set of tools which compiles the most-cited journals and authors, displays the number of articles and cases that cite the current article, enables users to sort search results by the number of times an article has been cited by other articles, the number of times accessed, as well as link to the list of articles that cite the current article.

All of this helps users locate the most relevant articles pertaining to their research topic. Users can see which articles are trending in HeinOnline and which articles are the most heavily-cited by cases and articles, and then easily link to those cases and articles. Take a look!

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