Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Google Scholar Citations - Google Scholar Blog

Google is preparing the release of a new feature at Google Scholar - personalized user profiles. They can be used to track your citations and as a reporting tool for calculating the h-index. The access can be kept private or made public. I believe this can be a serious threat to the ISI Web of Science. Can't wait until I can get access to "My Citations" and play around with this new feature!

Read more at: Google Scholar Citations - Google Scholar Blog

UPDATE: In the meanwhile I got access to the new profile feature. The secret is to click on the "MyCitations" tab in Scholar every now and then, until it works. At the moment it found most, but not all of my papers, with some highly cited ones missing.  I will make my profile publicly available, as soon as I have figured out how to add the missing articles.

UPDATE 2: In the meanwhile I figured out how to find the missing articles. Scholar is using groups of citations. In my case my family name with the special character ć lead to two groups of citations, one for an author with and without the accent on the name. Using the import functionality those groups could get merged and my profile is now available from http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LnXh0T8AAAAJ