Why aren't excerpts containing the keywords shown along with the results?

The purpose of the exaly search engine is to find papers. We use algorithms to weight keywords according to their distribution in each paper. Therefore, the finding is not based on a specific part of the article to be highlighted.

What are the meanings of numbers alongside the results found?

In most cases, if you hover over each text, a brief description appears.

Why are the Impact Factors different from other sources?

We calculate the Impact Factors based on the citations registered in our database. We do not use the Impact Factor commercially released by Clarivate.

The critical point in calculating the Impact Factor is the definition of citable documents. For the sake of consistency, we use only (but not all) documents marked as an article by CrossRef. We exclude any document the does not seem like a peer-reviewed article, such as indices, book reviews, etc.

Why are my citations and h-index lower than those of Google Scholar?

Google Scholar counts the citations from various types of documents. We only count the citations from peer-reviewed articles (plus some book chapters). On the other hand, Google Scholar has a relaxed mechanism in matching publications by author names. As a result, the number of publications of each other is usually overestimated in Google Scholar and underestimated in our system because of a strict matching mechanism (e.g., ORCID, name and institution/department, name and co-authors, etc.).

Not all my publications have been included in my profile. Can I add them manually?

Unfortunately, no! We do our best to recognise all authors, but it is not always easy. On the other hand, since we calculate the percentiles, it is fair to all authors to let the same system recognise the publications. If some of your publications are missing, it can be the case for others too. Therefore, the percentiles are statistically more reliable.

Why are data subject to change?

We regularly update the database. If we find new citations or find some errors, the citations will be corrected, and thus, all the indices using those citations will be updated. It is not very common for old papers, but it can frequently occur for new ones.

What are the scientometric indices used throughout the website?

We will write detailed blogs describing the indices. However, you can find general information about them on Wikipedia or similar resources.

Is there any rate limit in using the service?

Just keep in mind that we have limited resources. When you overuse the system, someone else cannot use the system.

Why are some authors missed in the search results

We only list the authors for whom we have a profile. The purpose of displaying the name of authors is to assist researchers in examining their contributions.

What is LAIF?

Longlife Author Impact Factor is similar to Journal Impact Factor. It is calculated based on the ratio of citations and publications of a single author. However, instead of the last two years, we estimate it over the whole span of the author's activity.