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Sub-panel 11: Citation data

In the 'panel criteria' document (Part 2B, paragraph 61), Sub-panel 11: Computer Science and Informatics indicated that in addition to the Scopus citation data provided by the REF team, Sub-panel 11 intended to make use of Google Scholar as a further source of citation information.

Unfortunately, following discussions with Google Scholar, it has not been possible to agree a suitable process for bulk access to their citation information, due to arrangements that Google Scholar have in place with publishers. Therefore Sub-panel 11 will not be using Google Scholar citation data to inform their assessment of outputs. As a result, paragraph 61 of Part 2B of the 'panel criteria' document no longer applies.

Citation data provided by the REF team will continue to be used.