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.