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Google Scholar: For Faculty - Creating Your Scholar Profile

Your Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar allows scholars to create a profile of their works, citations, and interests. Your Scholar profile also calculates your h-index and allows other scholars to follow you and receive alerts when new works are added to your profile. Follow the steps below to create your own Scholar profile. (For information on creating your SelectedWorks Researcher Profile with the University of Louisville's repository, check out the ThinkIR website and contact Sarah Frankel.)

Creating Your Scholar Profile

Click on My Citations at the top of the Google Scholar homepage.


Step 1: Set up your profile. Enter your name, institutional affiliation, institutional email address, areas of interest, and, if applicable, homepage web address. You'll receive an email asking you to verify your profile information.


Step 2: Find articles that you've written to add to your profile. You can search for your name or for articles by title. Select all of the articles you've written, then click Add.


You'll now see all of the articles you've added to your profile. If this information is correct, go to the Next Step.


Step 3 asks you to verify how your profile will be updated. You can choose to have Google Scholar automatically add articles you publish, or you can update your profile manually. Once you've selected how you'll update, click Go to my profile to view your Google Scholar profile.


Your Scholar profile will show all of the articles you've published as well as citations to your work, your h-index, and i10-index. Your profile is set as private; click Make it public to make your profile findable on Google Scholar.

Discover. Create. Succeed.