2018 Google Scholar Ranking

Google Scholar just updated its conference and journal metrics. If we look at the listing of top ranked conferences and journals - in terms of Google Scholar h5-index - with "Web" in the title, via the live link or the snapshot below (from August 2018), we notice that the Semantic Web journal is listed as the top ranked journal. And indeed there are only three journals on this list, the remaining entries are conferences.

While this is of course a satisfying ranking for the Semantic Web journal, we want to emphasize that the Google Scholar h5-ranking is, like the impact factor, only one of several metrics that can be applied, and has to be interpreted with caution, like all such metrics.