Google Scholar Profile is useful for authors to get may benefits such as:
- They can keep track of citation metrics based on popular indices and easy-to-read graphs.
- Easily take a decision whether or not to share one's profile publicly.
- Allows to view one's own publications and follow research themes.
- Control and make corrections to the list of one's own publications.
- Authorize Google to update article lists automatically or choose the update manually.
- Promote oneself professionally at no cost.
- References can be sorted out by title or author or cited by count or year.
- Author metrics subsume total citation counts and an author's h-index and i10 index.
- You can click on cited by number when you want to view a list of citations to an article.
- You can also click on title to see a citation graph.
How to Create a Profile on Google Scholar
- At initial stage, you can sign up for a Google account if you don't have already.
- In the next step, you can go to citations tab on Google Scholar web page.
- Once you've entered into the citations, it will be asked you to enter you email address which helps to allow your profile to be included in search results.
- You can also add your articles individually or in a group. The references will be chosen from a list of provided articles.
- However, you can add your articles manually.
- You can review and update profile whenever you want.
- You can make any changes to your profile like adding a photo and do finishing touches.
- If you've completed the process of creating a profile, you can choose whether to make it private or public.