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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Engagement

This guide provides information about how to create, use and promote your online research presence.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations provides a simple way to keep track of citations to your research outputs that are indexed in Google Scholar.

You can see who is citing your publications, a graph of your citations over time, and several citation metrics.

If you make your profile public, it will appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically, review the updates yourself, or manually update your articles.

Why should I create a Google Scholar profile?

Google Scholar Citations is comprehensive. It includes reports and other documents that are not listed in other citation databases.

Repositories are a source of Google Scholar records, so make sure all of the research outputs that you would like to have listed in Google Scholar are listed in ResearchOnline@JCU.

How do I create a Google Scholar profile?

To create a Google Scholar citations profile

  • Go to Google Scholar
  • Click on My Citations
    • Sign in to your Google Account. The email address and password are the same as for other Google tools e.g. Gmail or Google Drive.
    • If you don't have a Google Account, click on 'Create an account' and follow the prompts to create your account.
  • Follow the prompts to create your profile
  • Upload a photo and complete the profile information
  • Add your publications
  • Select "Make my profile public"
  • Check your email and click on the verification link. 

Update your profile by clicking "Edit" for relevant fields or "Change/Add Photo".

Where can I find more detailed instructions?

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