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Research impact guide: Google Scholar

Google Scholar: My Citations


Authors and researchers can set up a researcher profile in Google Scholar's My Citations. This can be useful if some of your research outputs are not indexed in Scopus or Web of Science. You can choose to promote your research and make your profile public, or leave it private. View an overview of Google Scholar Citations.

Compiling a list of all your publications using this profile will generate several useful metrics including:

  • total citations
  • h-index
  • citations over time

How to set up your profile

  1. Sign in to your Google account, or create one if you do not have one.
  2. Go to Google Scholar and click on the My Citations link.
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your profile and add your publications.
  4. Review and complete your profile. For example, you can upload a photo and double check your list of articles.
  5. Visit your email inbox and click on the verification link.
  6. Once your profile has been verified, you can choose to make it public.

Further instructions and guides


Google Scholar researcher profiles enable researchers to keep track of your publications and citation counts quickly and easily. Having your research profile set up on Google Scholar is an ongoing commitment, you will need to regularly log into your account to maintain your profile.

UNSW profile example

AP in Special Education Iva Strnadova

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