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Researcher Profiles and Identifiers: Improving Research Visibility and Impact: Google Scholar
Is widely used by scientists as it tracks and provide citations and metrics. Scientists affiliated to the University of Pretoria have created Google Scholar Profiles. Google scholar profile is useful in preserving and enhancing global visibility of research output of postgraduate students, early career researchers, eminent and even deceased scholars. Below are the steps to create Google Scholar Profile account
Step 1: Create an account
If you have a Gmail account this becomes fairly easy
Log on to scholar.google.com and click on my profile in the top menu and setup the account
Add personal details like name, affiliation, email, subject keywords relevant to your field of research, add university web link,
Select automatic update for latest articles to be added into your profile
Make your profile public
Step 2: Add publications
A list of existing publications will appear, use the check box to select and add all your publications
Articles get listed immediately after completing step 1
To add more publications into your profile click the + sign and select "add articles"
Search and add publications using different options like, names, publication titles, keywords
In the search result list use the check box on the left and in the top menu to select and add publications into your profile
How to Create Google Scholar Profile
Step 3: Watch the video on how to create a Google Scholar Profile
Step 4: Congratulations!
Now that you have created an account you should be able to see:
Number of citations from your papers
Co-authors, if not listed edit and add co-authors
Step 5: Clean up your Google Scholar Profile account
Edit publication details like journal titles, article titles, book and chapter titles, authors, date, volume, issues, pagination
Delete or merge duplicates so that you don't lose citations