Back in July, Google introduced “Google Scholar Citations,” a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time. Today, this service is now available to everyone, announced James Connor, Software Engineer.
“Your citation metrics will update automatically as we find new citations to your articles on the web. You can also set up automated updates for the list of your articles, or you can choose to review the suggested updates,” said Connor.
And you can, of course, manually update your profile by adding missing articles, fixing bibliographic errors, and merging duplicate entries.
“You can also make your profile public, e.g., Alex Verstak, Anurag Acharya. If you choose to make your profile public, it can appear in Google Scholar search results when someone searches for your name, e.g., [alex verstak]. This will make it easier for your colleagues worldwide to follow your work.”
Here’s how it works?
“You can quickly identify which articles are yours, by selecting one or more groups of articles that are computed statistically. Then, we collect citations to your articles, graph them over time, and compute your citation metrics – the widely used h-index; the i-10 index, which is simply the number of articles with at least ten citations; and, of course, the total number of citations to your articles. Each metric is computed over all citations and also over citations in articles published in the last five years,” Connor explained.