How to create your Google Scholar profile – 7 steps with Screenshots

Google Scholar proides a simple way to search for scholarly literature (e.g. research articles, theses, books, abstracts, etc). When you create a Google Scholar proifle, you can keep track of the citations of your articles.

To create you own Google Scholar Profile, follow these steps:

Step 1 – Go to website

scholar-home page

Step 2 – Click My Citations tab at the top of the page

my citations

Step 3 –  Log in using your Google account

Log into google account

Step 4 – Complete the required fields and Provide University Email

Complete the required fields and as much additional information as you are willing to provide. Your university (or Institution) ‘email for verification’ is required to appear in the search results!
complete required fields

Step 4 – Select your articles

Select your articles, either by groups or individually.
select articles

Step 5 – Add or Remove Articles (Optional)

Your articles will appear. You can delete or add more articles to your profile later. Or you can remove Articles now.
select articles

Add remove articles

Step 6 – Select Automatically Update

Automatically update

Step 7 – Watch your completed Scholar Profile (Done!)

Completed scholar profile
Make your profile public, so that it will appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name. eg. Albert Einstein

Metrics (Informatio) on Scholar Profile

1. Citations: how many times someone has cited your article
All: over the whole of your career
Since 2008: in the past 5 years (i.e. recent citations)
Citation index

2. H index: the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations
i.e. The H-index here is 6 as this academic has 6 papers with at least 6 citations.
h Index
H-index shows researcher output (papers published) and impact (citations received).

i10 index: the number of publications that have at least 10 citations

Prof Hiran Amarasekera

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