Having a Google Scholar Citations profile gives you the following benefits:
- Check who is citing your publications,
- Choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles
- Make your profile public, so that it appears in Google Scholar results when people search for your name,
- Look at your citations and check your metrics (h-index etc)
The main advantage of doing this, is that keeping track of your publications becomes a lot easier (which is also nice when you have to enter your publications into Pure)
1. Add publications with the help of Google
If Google Scholar hasn’t automatically detected your publications, you can also add them manually. This is especially important because it improves your chances of being found (and read) by other researchers.
The most likely cases where this can happen:
- when you’ve published in non-English journals
- when you’ve published in journals that are not peer reviewed
- when you’ve published books
- when you have a lot of publications from before 2006
Google Scholar has improved a lot during the last few years, but these these types of publications are less likely to be part of Google Scholar.
2. Add publications manually
Interested? You can sign up for a Google Scholar Citations profile here